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



Ladirat, 22 August 2013
Stegania trimaculata Adult


© Robin Howard

Stegania trimaculata (Villers, 1789)

La Stéganie du peuplier

Wingspan: 25-30mm

A bivoltine species on the wing in April and May with a second generation from July to the end of August. It is an occasional visitor to light particularly from traps in the poplar plantations at Ladirat but is also recorded from the mixed woodland at Las Descargues.

The larvae feed on poplars Populus alba and P. nigra.