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



Las Descargues, 23 August 2011
Ennomos alniaria Adult


© Robin Howard

Ennomos alniaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Canary-shouldered Thorn
L'Ennomos du tilleul

Wingspan: 34-44mm

A univoltine species with adults on the wing from June to September. A regular visitor to the lights at Las Descargues but not a common one. A species of mixed deciduous woodland, open woodland, parks and scrub.

Larvae feed on Quercus, Alnus, Ulmus, Tilia and Corylus spp. Overwinters as an egg, and pupates between spun leaves after feeding.