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



Las Descargues, 1 September 2013
Gastropacha populifolia Adult


© Robin Howard

Gastropacha populifolia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Poplar Lappet
Feuille morte du peuplier

Wingspan: male 40-65mm female 60-85mm

A double-brooded species flying from June to September when it is a attracted to light and has been recorded from all upland woodland sites. A species of broadleaved woodland.

Larvae feed on various broadleaved trees, Populus, Salix spp.