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



Ladirat, 22 August 2013
Macrochilo cribrumalis Adult


© Robin Howard

Macrochilo cribrumalis (Hübner, 1793)

Dotted Fanfoot
L'Herminie ponctuée

Wingspan: 27-30mm

A univoltine species flying from May to the end of August. A single record of this elusive species was recorded from an mv trap at Ladirat in a poplar plantation well away from its favoured habitats. Usually recorded in both calcareous and acid wetlands.

Larvae feed on various Cyperaceae, Gramineae and Salix species