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

GEOMETRIDAE

Larentiinae

Las Descargues, 1 June 2012
Eulithis prunata Adult

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© Robin Howard

Eulithis prunata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Phoenix
La Cidarie du prunier

Wingspan: 35-40mm

A univoltine species on the wing from late-May to September, common in most localities but unusually scarce here at Las Descargues where there has only been one confirmed record. A species of woodland, garden and river valleys.

Larvae feed on Ribes spp with the autumn laid egg overwintering on the foodplant and pupation taking place in between spun leaves of the foodplant.

 

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