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



Las Descargues, 26 June 2011
Enargia paleacea Adult


© Robin Howard

Enargia paleacea (Esper, 1788)

Angle-striped Sallow
La Cosmie paillée

Wingspan: 40-58mm

A univoltine species on the wing from June to September. A species here at Las Descargues of broadleaved woodland, particularly birch woodland and heathland. It has been taken at light from both upland and lowland Causse sites.

The larva feeds on Betula spp. Overwinters as an egg with pupation taking place underground.