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



Las Descargues, 11 May 2009
Phragmatobia fuliginosa Adult


© Robin Howard

Phragmatobia fuliginosa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Ruby Tiger
Ecaille cramoisie

Wingspan: 25-38mm

Imago: bivoltine - March to June and again July to September. Occasionally diurnal in sunshine but is also a frequent visitor to light. P. fuliginosa borealis Staudinger occurs here and is almost as common as the normal morph. Recorded from all sites and habitats.

Larvae: feed on various herbaceous plants and woody perennials. Overwinters as a late-instar larva.