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



Las Descargues, 15 March 2010
Orthosia munda Adult


© Robin Howard

Orthosia munda ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Twin-spotted Quaker
La Proprette

Wingspan: 38-44mm

A univoltine species on the wing from March to May. A species of broadleaved woodland recorded from all woodland habitats at Las Descargues but is seldom seen on the Causse. Comes frequently to light and sugar.

The larva feeds on various trees and shrubs overwintering underground as a pupa.