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



Las Descargues, 15 June 2009
Callimorpha dominula Adult


© Robin Howard

Callimorpha dominula (Linnaeus, 1758)

Scarlet Tiger
Ecaille marbrée écarlate

Wingspan: 42-55mm

Imago: univoltine - June to August. Flies freely on warm afternoons but also comes occasionally to light, the species inhabits woodland margins, wet meadows and riverbanks and has been recorded from all sites where those habitats are found.

Larvae: feed on various herbaceous plants and woody perennials before overwintering as larvae.