Epinotia subocellana - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 15 June 2011
Epinotia subocellana Adult


© Robin Howard

Epinotia subocellana (Donovan, 1806)

Wingspan: 10-14mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to July when it is an occasional visitor to the lights at Las Descargues. A species of woodland and wet woodland where sallows grow although these are not found on the Fournanty Plateau, the nearest being some 400m below in the Bave Valley.

Larvae feed on willows.