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

NOTODONTIDAE

Phalerinae

Las Descargues, 31 July 2013
Phalera bucephala Larva

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© Robin Howard/Dave Shenton

Phalera bucephala (Linnaeus, 1758)

Buff-tip
La Bucéphale

Wingspan: 55-68mm

A bivoltine species on the wing in May and June and again from July to September. Attracted to light it has been recorded from broadleaved woodland and rough grassland sites with woodland nearby.

The larva feeds on various deciduous trees and shrubs before overwintering as a pupa.

 

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