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



Rocamadour, 16 June 2010
Agrumenia fausta Adult


© Alan Martin

Agrumenia fausta (Linnaeus, 1767)

Wingspan: male 24-30mm female 26-32mm

Imago: bivoltine - June-September. A frequently encountered species on the Causse limestone pavement, diurnal yet two specimens have been recorded coming to light in September 2008. A species of calcareous grassland.

Larva: feeds on Coronilla minima and C. juncea. Pupates in a shiny, white cocoon on foodplant near the ground.