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


Las Descargues, 5 August 2014
Dicallomera fascelina Adult


© Robin Howard

Dicallomera fascelina (Linnaeus, 1758)

Dark Tussock
Le Bombyx porte-brosses

Wingspan: male 38-45mm female 45-55mm

A Meditteranean univoltine species flying from mid-June to August with only two records from the lights at Las Descargues. A species of dry, open woodland, woodland margins, moorland, heathland, scrub and river valleys.

Larvae feed on Calluna, Astragalus, Lotus, Onobrychis, Rumex, Polygonum, Salix, Betula, Crataegus and Quercus.


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