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



Las Descargues, 20 July 2013
Meganola albula Adult


© Robin Howard

Meganola albula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Kent Black Arches
La Nole blanche

Wingspan: 18-25mm

Imago: univoltine - June-August. An occasional visitor to light it has been recorded most abundantly from flower-rich meadows and herb-rich unmanaged grassland. It is also found in open woodland and scrub.

Larva: feeds on Rubus, Mentha, Potentilla, Vaccinium, Fragaria spp., overwinters as an early instar larva before pupating on a stem of the foodplant.