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



Las Descargues, 5 May 2009
Cosmorhoe ocellata Adult


© Robin Howard

Cosmorhoe ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Purple Bar
Le Lynx

Wingspan: 28-33mm

Imago: A bivoltine species flying from May to October. It is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from all the Las Descargues garden traps and all woodland and calcareous grassland sites.

Larva: Feeds on Galium befofe overwintering as a fully-grown larva in a cocoon.