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

NOTODONTIDAE

Phalerinae

Las Descargues, 6 April 2009
Peridea anceps Adult

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© Robin Howard

Peridea anceps (Goeze, 1781)

Great Prominent
La Timide

Wingspan: 52-72mm

Imago: univoltine - April - June. A frequent visitor to light in all deciduous woodlands and woodland margins. Recorded from all upland sites but a scarce species on the Causse.

Larva: feeds on Quercus spp., before overwintering as a pupa.

 

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