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



Las Descargues, 25 April 2010
Lampropteryx suffumata Adult


© Robin Howard

Lampropteryx suffumata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Water Carpet
La Cidarie enfumée

Wingspan: 30-38mm

A bivoltine species flying in April and May and again in July. It is attracted to light and has been recorded at Las Descargues and from woodland, scrub and wet meadow habitats.

The larva feeds on Galium spp. before overwintering as a pupa in plant detritus.