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



Las Descargues, 29 June 2011
Nycteola asiatica Adult


© Robin Howard

Nycteola asiatica (Krulikovsky, 1904)

Eastern Nycteoline

Wingspan: 22-28mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from March to June and again from August until late in the autumn. A species of poplar plantations although it has been taken at Las Descargues too. Attracted to light and sugar.

The larva feeds on Populus spp., including aspen, overwinters as an adult.