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



Las Descargues, 29 April 2010
Hypomecis punctinalis Adult


© Robin Howard

Hypomecis punctinalis (Scopoli,, 1763)

Pale Oak Beauty
La Boarmie apparentée

Wingspan: 46-55mm

A trivoltine species flying in April and May ; June and July ; August to the end of September. A regular visitor to light and occasionally sugar it has been recorded from all traps adjacent to, or in broadleaved woodland.

The larva feeds on oak , birch and Acer spp. Overwinters as a pupa.