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

NOTODONTIDAE

Notodontinae

Las Descargues, 8 May 2009
Ptilodon capucina Adult

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© Robin Howard

Ptilodon capucina (Linnaeus, 1758)

Coxcomb Prominent
La Crête de coq

Wingspan: 40-50mm

Imago: bivoltine - April - June ; July - September. A frequent visitor to light, it has been recorded from all habitats and sites.

Larva: feeds on hazel, birch, oak, hawthorn and alder before overwintering as a pupa.

 

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