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

ARCTIIDAE

Lithosiinae

Las Descargues, July, 2007
Eilema pygmeola Adult

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© Robin Howard

Eilema pygmeola (Doubleday, 1847)

Pigmy Footman
Le Manteau nain

Wingspan: 22-28mm

Imago: univoltine - July-August. A species recorded most commonly from the Causse limestone although it has been recorded at Las Descargues.

Larva: feeds on lichen and algae on rock. Pupation is though to occur within lichen growth.

 

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