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



Pierre Martine, Causse de Gramat, 1 June 2009
Epirrhoe galiata Adult


© Robin Howard

Epirrhoe galiata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Galium Carpet
La Mélanthie di caille-lait

Wingspan: 28-33mm

Imago: A bivoltine species on the wing from April to June and again from July to early September when it is attracted to light and has been recorded at Las Descargues and all sites where calcareous meadows predominate.

Larva: Feeds on various Galium species.