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

PSYCHIDAE

Psychinae

Las Descargues, 29 July 2013
Psyche casta Larva

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© Robin Howard

Psyche casta (Pallas, 1767)

Wingspan: 12-15mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to July. Adults have yet to be recorded at Las Descargues but cases are occasionally found on the property.

Larvae feed on grasses, lichen and plant detritus and cases are constructed from plant fragments.

 

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