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

ARCTIIDAE

Arctiinae

Pierre Martine, Causse de Gramat, 1 June 2009
Watsonarctica casta Adult

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© Robin Howard

Watsonarctica casta (Esper, 1785)

Chaste Pellicle
Ecaille chaste

Wingspan: 25-33mm

Imago: univoltine - May to June. A rare visitor to light with just one record from Las Descargues. A species of dry, grassy slopes facing south.

Larvae: feed on low-growing herbaceous plants.

 

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