´╗┐ Colostygia pectinataria - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 8 May 2009
Colostygia pectinataria Adult


© Robin Howard

Colostygia pectinataria (Knoch, 1781)

Green Carpet
La Cidarie verdÔtre

Wingspan: 26-34mm

Imago: Bivoltine flying from mid-May to the end of June and again from early August to the end of September when it is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from most habitats.

Larva: Feeds on Galium, Plantago and Rumex spp. Overwinters in the larval stage with pupation taking place below ground.