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



Las Descargues, 7 May 2012
Drymonia dodonaea Adult


© Robin Howard

Drymonia dodonaea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Marbled Brown
La Triple tache

Wingspan: 39-44mm

A univoltine moth flying from April to July. The male is a frequent visitor to light at all woodland traps where oak is the dominant species. Recorded from all woodland around Las Descargues.

The larva feeds on oak before overwintering as a pupa.