´╗┐ Cyclophora pendularia - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 23 July 2011
Cyclophora pendularia Adult


© Robin Howard

Cyclophora pendularia (Clerck, 1759)

Dingy Mocha
L'╔phyre orbiculaire

Wingspan: 26-29mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from April to June and again in July and August. A scarce visitor to light only recorded from Las Descargues which is some way from the species recognised habitat of damp heathland and there are no examples of its foodplant locally at all.

Larva feeds on various species of small-leaved Salix spp. Overwinters as a pupa.