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



Las Descargues, 20 June 2012
Elaphria venustula Adult


© Robin Howard

Elaphria venustula (Hübner, 1790)

Rosy Marbled
La Noctuelle gracieuse

Wingspan: 22-25mm

Imago: Bivoltine, April-June ; July-September. A frequent visitor to light it has been recorded from all open woodland sites particularly those in dry situations.

Larva: feeds on Rubus, Calluna, Alchemilla, Genista, Potentilla spp. Overwinters as a pupa among the roots of the foodplant.