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



Las Descargues, 16 March 2010
Conistra rubiginea Adult


© Robin Howard

Conistra rubiginea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Dotted Chestnut
La Tigrée

Wingspan: 32-40mm

A univoltine species on the wing from October to May. An occasional visitor to light and sugar, a woodland and heathland species recorded from all sites on the Fournanty Plateau but not as yet from the Causse.

The larva is polyphagous on various trees and shrubs. Overwinters as an adult.