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

GEOMETRIDAE

Ennominae

Las Descargues, 24 October 2010
Colotois pennaria Adult

7663

© Robin Howard

Colotois pennaria (Linnaeus, 1761)

Feathered Thorn
L'Himère-Plume

Wingspan: 40-48mm

A univoltine species on the wing from September to the end of November when it is strongly attracted to light and has been recorded from all sites. A species of broadleaved woodland and almost any habitat where trees are found.

Larvae feed on various broadleaved trees with pupation taking place below ground at the foot of the foodplant.

 

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