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



Las Descargues, 18 June 2011
Cyclophora puppillaria Adult


© Robin Howard

Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)

Blair's Mocha
L'Éphyre pupillée

Wingspan: 28-36mm

Imago: plurivoltine - March-November. The most common species of the genus and a frequent visitor to light. It has been recorded at all woodland, heathland and limestone habitat sites.

Larva: feeds on various small trees and woody perennials, Quercus ilex, Q. cocciferus, Arbutus unedo, Cistus, Erica etc. Overwinters as a pupa.