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



Las Descargues, October 2007
Diloba caeruleocephala Adult


© Robin Howard

Diloba caeruleocephala (Linnaeus, 1758)

Figure of Eight
Le Double oméga

Wingspan: 32-42mm

Imago: univoltine - September-December. A scarce species of scrub and broadleaved woodland with fewer than ten specimens recorded in the area in the last seven years. It is attracted to light.

Larva: polyphagous on trees and shrubs, overwinters as an egg with pupation taking place in the soil or in leaf litter.