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



Las Descargues, 17 August 2013
Nyctobrya muralis Adult


© Robin Howard

Nyctobrya muralis (Forster, 1771)

Marbled Green
La Rupestre

Wingspan: 26-32mm

Imago: univoltine - July-October. A species of dry, calcareous grassland of the Causse where it is most frequently encountered in areas where dry-stone walls are found. It is attracted to light and sugar.

Larva: feeds on lichen overwintering as a small larva.