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


Las Descargues, 20 June 2008
Apoda limacodes Adult


© Robin Howard

Apoda limacodes (Hufnagel, 1766)

La Tortue

Wingspan: 20-28mm

A univoltine species on the wing from June to August when it is a frequent visitor to the lights at Las Descargues and the Causse. A species of mixed broadleaved woodland.

Larvae feed on Quercus, Fagus, Carpinus spp., overwintering as larvae in a cocoon on fallen leaves of the foodplant.