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



Ladirat, 29 May 2012
Gypsonoma oppressana Adult


© Robin Howard

Gypsonoma oppressana (Treitschke, 1835)

Wingspan: 12-15mm

A univoltine, variable species on the wing from mid-May to the end of July when it is a scarce visitor to the mv lights at Las Descargues but more often encountered in and around the Ladirat poplar plantations. A species of woodland where poplar species are found as well as the numerous poplar plantations in this part of France.

Larvae can be found between August and May feeding on Populus nigra and P. alba.