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



Las Descargues, 18 September 2008
Lygephila craccae Adult


© Robin Howard

Lygephila craccae ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Scarce Blackneck
L'Ophuise des pois à crapauds

Wingspan: 38-44mm

A plurivoltine species flying from May to October when it is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from all sites. A species of dry grassland.

Larvae feed on Vicia, Lathyrus and Coronilla spp. Overwinters as an egg with pupation taking place in a cocoon among plant detritus on the ground.