´╗┐ Eilema caniola - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, August, 2006
Eilema caniola Adult


© Robin Howard

Eilema caniola (HŘbner, 1808)

Hoary Footman
Le Manteau pÔle

Wingspan: 28-35mm

Imago: bivoltine - June-October. A frequent visitor to light and sugar it has been recorded from open woodland at altitude but is most commonly taken on the Causse limestone.

Larva: feeds on lichen and algae on rocks, overwinters as a larva pupating in spring under rocks or in rocky crevices.