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


Las Descargues, August, 2008
Lymantria monacha Adult


© Robin Howard

Lymantria monacha (Linnaeus, 1758)

Black Arches
La Nonne

Wingspan: 44-54mm

Imago: univoltine - July-September. Both sexes visit light but the male is by far the more common of the two. A species of broadleaved woodland it has been recorded from the environs of that habitat.

Larva: feeds on oak Quercus species. The species overwinters as an egg.