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



Las Descargues, 2 August 2013
Euchromius bellus Adult


© Robin Howard

Euchromius bellus (Hübner, 1796)

Wingspan: 14-19mm

A bivoltine Mediterranean species flying from April to the end of May and again in August and September. It is an occasional visitor to light and has been recorded only from Las Descargues in the warm, south-west facing meadows of the ridge.

Larvae feed on the dry leaves of various herbaceous plants, Picris, Hieracium, Scabiosa etc.