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



Las Descargues, 13 November 2009
Xanthorhoe ferrugata Adult


© Robin Howard

Xanthorhoe ferrugata (Clerck, 1759)

Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
La Rouillée

Wingspan: 26-30mm

Imago: A bivoltine species on the wing from May to June and again in August and September when it is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from Las Descargues and most other habitats in the region.

Larva: Feeds on various herbaceous plants before overwintering as a pupa in plant detritus.