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



Pierre Martine, Causse de Gramat, August, 2007
Cymbalophora pudica Adult


© Robin Howard

Cymbalophora pudica (Esper, 1784)

Discrete Chaperon
Ecaille pudique

Wingspan: 35-42mm

A univoltine species on the wing in August and September. An uncommon species this far north with few records at light. Taken only from Las Descargues and the Causse where it has been recorded from traps in rough, dry grassland.

Larvae feed on grasses and various low growing herbaceous plants.