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



Las Descargues, 21 May 2009
Habrosyne pyritoides Adult


© Robin Howard

Habrosyne pyritoides (Hufnagel, 1766)

Buff Arches
La Ratissée

Wingspan: 35-43mm

Imago: A bivoltine species flying from May to September when it is attracted to light and sugar and has been recorded in all the Las Descargues traps and those woodland and scrub habitats where bramble is present.

Larva: Feeds on bramble before overwintering in the pupal state underground.