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



Las Descargues, August, 2006
Catocala conversa Adult


© Robin Howard

Catocala conversa (Esper, 1783)

Wingspan: 35-45mm

Imago: univoltine - June-August. A Mediterranean species, usually confined to the south in France. It is a rare visitor this far from the coast but on the three occasions it has been taken, all have been at mv light in the garden traps at Las Descargues. A species of oak woodland.

Larva: feeds on various Quercus spp.