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



Las Descargues, 6 August 2011
Raparna conicephala Adult


© Robin Howard

Raparna conicephala (Staudinger, 1870)

Wingspan: 15-22mm

A Mediterranean-Asiatic bivoltine to plurivoltine species depending on habitat and conditions, flying from February to November. A species of dry, southern Mediterranean or North African grasslands with only a single, albeit fresh specimen recorded from the traps at Las Descargues. This specimen arrived following a period of southerly winds.

Larvae feed on various herbaceous plants.