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



Las Descargues, 2 March 2010
Alsophila aescularia Adult


© Robin Howard

Alsophila aescularia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

March Moth
La Phalène du marronnier

Wingspan: 34-38mm

A univoltine species flying from February to April. Males are frequent visitors to light whilst females can be found on tree trunks. Recorded from all woodland traps and the open oak scrub of the Causse.

The larva feeds on various deciduous trees and shrubs before overwintering as a pupa.