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

ARCTIIDAE

Arctiinae

Las Descargues, 2 August 2013
Diaphora mendica Larva

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© Robin Howard/Dave Shenton

Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759)

Muslin Moth
Mendiante

Wingspan: 25-35mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from April to June then again in July and August. The females are often seen flying during daylight whereas the males are frequent visitors to light and have been recorded from all sites.

The larvae are polyphagous on herbaceous plants and overwinter as pupae.

 

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