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



Las Descargues, 1 March 2010
Xylocampa areola Adult


© Robin Howard

Xylocampa areola (Esper, 1789)

Early Grey
La Noctuelle aréolée

Wingspan: 32-40mm

Imago: A univoltine species flying from November to May in the south, it is attracted to light and has been recorded from all traps in or adjacent to broadleaved woodland.

Larva: Feeds on Lonicera spp., before overwintering as a pupa below ground.