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



Las Descargues, 8 July 2013
Petrophora narbonea Adult


© Robin Howard

Petrophora narbonea (Linnaeus, 1767)

La Pétrophore narbonnaise

Wingspan: 26-30mm

A bivoltine species flying from April to September when it is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from all dry grassland sites. A particularly abundant species in sunshine on the Causse where it can easily be netted.

Larvae feed on Thymus and Teucrium spp.