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



Las Descargues, 8 October 2015
Pungelaria capreolaria Adult


© Robin Howard

Pungelaria capreolaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

La Phalène du sapin

Wingspan: 35-45mm

A univoltine species flying from June to July in the lowlands but July to September in upland regions. It is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from all sites although it appears most abundantly where coniferous woodland is found.

Larvae feed on Abies spp.