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



Las Descargues, 31 July 2013
Ptilodon cucullina Adult


© Robin Howard

Ptilodon cucullina ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Maple Prominent
Le Capuchon

Wingspan: 37-46mm

Imago: bivoltine - May - July ; July - August. A scarce visitor to light from woodland on calcareous soils. Recorded from the Causse and a single record from a possible wanderer at Las Descargues.

Larva: feeds on Acer spp., Corylus, Quercus, Ulmus, Sorbus etc. Overwinters as a pupa.