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

NOTODONTIDAE

Notodontinae

Catus, Lot, 17 November 2006
Ptilophora plumigera Adult

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© Tineke Aarts

Ptilophora plumigera ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Plumed Prominent
Le Plumet

Wingspan: 32-40mm

A univoltine species on the wing from October to December, yet to be recorded at Las Descargues but the specimen illustrated is not uncommon at lower levels in the Lot. A species of woodland, scrub and hedgerows on calcareous substrates.

Larvae feed on Acer campestre, A. pseudoplatanus, Betula and Salix species with pupation taking place overwinter in detritus beneath the foodplant.

 

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