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



Las Descargues, 19 July 2013
Xanthorhoe fluctuata Adult


© Robin Howard

Xanthorhoe fluctuata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Garden Carpet
La Phalène ondée

Wingspan: 27-35mm

Imago: A trivoltine species on the wing from March to late September when it is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded in most habitats in the area.

Larva: Polyphagous on herbaceous plants, overwinters as a pupa underground.