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


Las Descargues, 27 June 2011
Batrachedra praeangusta Adult


© Robin Howard

Batrachedra praeangusta (Haworth, 1828)

Wingspan: 14-15mm

A univoltine species on the wing from mid-June to the end of August when it is an occasional visitor to the lights of Las Descargues and those situated in the poplar plantations of Ladirat and along the gorge footpath where tremula is growing.

The larvae feed on the catkins of Populus species.