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



Pierre Martine, Causse de Gramat, May, 2006
Menophra nycthemeraria Adult


© Robin Howard

Menophra nycthemeraria (Geyer, 1831)

La Boarmie noctambule

Wingspan: 35-40mm

Imago: univoltine - May - August. A species of garrigues and dry heath it is an occasional visitor to light and has been recorded from Las Descargues and from the limestone pavement of the Causse.

Larva: feeds on Genista, Juniperus oxycedrus, Buxus, Cytisus etc. Overwinters as a pupa.