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


Las Descargues, 25 July 2013
Ocneria rubea Adult


© Robin Howard

Ocneria rubea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Le Bombyx rubicond

Wingspan: 34-38mm

A bivoltine species flying from May to July and again from September to October. An occasional visitor to light, recorded from traps in, or adjacent to broadleaved woodland.

Larvae feed on Quercus and Arbutus unedo.