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



Las Descargues, 9 September 2015
Jodis lactearia Adult


© Robin Howard

Jodis lactearia (Linnaeus, 1758)

Little Emerald
L'Hémithée éruginée

Wingspan: 23-26mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from May - June ; August - September. An occasional visitor to light it has been recorded from all woodland traps including the stunted woodland of the Causse.

Larva: feeds on Betula, Quercus, Tilia cordata, Fraxinus excelsior and various other trees and shrubs. Overwinters as a pupa.