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



Las Descargues, 24 August 2011
Aphelia paleana Adult


© Robin Howard/Mike Hall

Aphelia paleana (Hübner, 1793)

Wingspan: 19-24mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from June to October and an occasional visitor to the lights of Las Descargues. A species of meadows and woodland margins.

Larvae are polyphagous on Ranunculus, Anemone, Scabiosa, Filipendula, Carduus, Centaurea, Cirsium, Plantago, Vaccinium. Phleum and Quercus.