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



Las Descargues, 12 August 2013
Drepana falcataria Adult


© Robin Howard

Drepana falcataria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Pebble Hook-tip
La Faucille

Wingspan: male - 25-35mm female - 30-40mm

A bivoltine and occasional trivoltine species flying from April to late September. It comes to light and has been recorded from Las Descargues and all broadleaved woodland sites and their margins.

Larvae feed on Quercus, Alnus, Betula, Populus and Salix. before overwintering as pupae in cocoons between leaves.