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



Las Descargues, June, 2007
Thalera fimbrialis Adult


© Robin Howard

Thalera fimbrialis (Scopoli, 1763)

Sussex Emerald
La Phalène du thym

Wingspan: 35-39mm

Imago: univoltine - June - July. An occasional visitor to light, recorded from all rough pasture traps and those along woodland margins where the foodplants are found.

Larva: feeds on Calluna, Genista tinctoria, Daucus carota, Galium, Achillea etc. Overwinters as a larva.