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



Las Descargues, 29 April 2010
Cleora cinctaria Adult


© Robin Howard

Cleora cinctaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Ringed Carpet
La Boarmie ceinte

Wingspan: 36-42mm

A univoltine species on the wing in April and May. Both sexes come to light and can be seen on tree trunks and fence posts during the day. Recorded from deciduous woodland and heathland sites.

The larva feeds on birch and heath here at Las Descargues. Overwinters as a pupa.