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



Las Descargues, 23 June 2012
Litoligia literosa Adult


© Robin Howard

Litoligia literosa (Haworth, 1809)

Wingspan: 19-33mm

A variable species with up to eight sub-species. Flying from June to September in various habitats from seal-level to montagne. It occasionally visits the lights at Las Descargues and has also been recorded from the Causse.

Larvae feed on various grasses, Elymus, Festuca, Dactylus etc