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



Las Descargues, 14 July 2013
Polyphaenis sericata Adult


© Robin Howard

Polyphaenis sericata (Esper, 1787)

Guernsey Underwing
La Noctuelle du Camérisier

Wingspan: 38-46mm

Imago: univoltine - June-August. A Mediterranean species favouring dry, open woodland, scrub and calcareous grassland. A regular visitor to traps at Las Descargues and lowland areas of the Causse.

Larva: polyphagous on herbaceous plants, overwinters as a larva with pupation occurring in the late spring.