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



Las Descargues, 30 May 2009
Diachrysia chrysitis Adult


© Robin Howard

Diachrysia chrysitis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Burnished Brass
Le Vert-Doré

Wingspan: 35-43mm

Imago: bivoltine - May to July and again in August to October when it is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from all sites.

Larvae: feed on common nettle and various herbaceous plants overwintering as small larvae with pupation taking place in a loose cocoon on the underside of a leaf on the foodplant.