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



Las Descargues, 23 June 2012
Eilema palliatella Adult


© Robin Howard

Eilema palliatella (Scopoli, 1763)

Ivory Footman
Manteau ivoirin

Wingspan: male - 26-32mm female - 25-34mm

A univoltine species flying from June to September when it is attracted to light and has been recorded from Las Descargues and most woodland sites particularly those with abundant lichen flora.

The larva feeds on various tree lichen Cladonia spp.