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

ARCTIIDAE

Lithosiinae

Las Descargues, 10 July 2009
Miltochrista miniata Adult

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© Robin Howard

Miltochrista miniata (Forster, 1771)

Rosy Footman
La Rosette

Wingspan: 25-33mm

Imago: univoltine - May-August. Flies slowly in sunshine but also comes to sugar and light. A species of broadleaved woodland and the patches of woodland heath which are common at Las Descargues.

Larva: feeds on lichen on the trunks of various trees and shrubs, overwinters as a larva.

 

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