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



Las Descargues, July, 2007
Cerapteryx graminis Adult


© Robin Howard

Cerapteryx graminis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Antler Moth
La Noctuelle du gramen

Wingspan: 27-32mm

Imago: Univoltine, flying from June to August when it is a rare visitor to light and sugar but is encountered during the day. It has been recorded from Las Descargues and from the ridge meadows but not from the calcareous Causse sites.

Larva: Feeds on many of the hard-bladed grasses after overwintering as an egg. Pupation takes place underground amongst grass roots.