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



Las Descargues, 4 April 2015
Valeria jaspidea Adult


© Robin Howard

Valeria jaspidea (Villers, 1789)

La Jaspée

Wingspan: 38-46mm

A univoltine species on the wing in March and April when it is attracted to light but rarely to other baits. It has been recorded from riparian and wooded habitats and occasionally occurs at Las Descargues where it can be found feeding on sap runs.

The larva feeds on Prunus spinosa and Crataegus spp. Overwinters as a pupa in a strong cocoon in the soil.