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



Las Descargues, 7 August 2010
Eilema complana Adult


© Robin Howard

Eilema complana (Linnaeus, 1758)

Scarce Footman
La Lithosie aplatie

Wingspan: 30-36mm

Imago: univoltine - June-September. A species of woodland and heathland at Las Descargues but is also taken on the Causse limestone pavement. A frequent visitor to light.

Larva: feeds on lichen and algae on rocks, pupates in spring in a crevice in rock or bark.