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



Las Descargues, February, 2007
Agriopis leucophaearia Adult


© Robin Howard

Agriopis leucophaearia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Spring Usher
L'Hibernie grisâtre

Wingspan: 31-37mm

Imago: univoltine - January - April. A highly variable species, the wingless female can be found on oak trunks at night whilst the male is a frequent visitor to light. The species has been recorded at all woodland sites, gardens and orchards.

Larva: feeds on oak and at times apple. Overwinters as a pupa.