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



Las Descargues, August, 2006
Diachrysia stenochrysis Adult


© Robin Howard

Diachrysia stenochrysis (Warren, 1913)

Burnished Brass

Wingspan: 35-43mm

Imago: bivoltine - May to October when it is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from most habitats and 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.