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



Las Descargues, 18 May 2009
Xanthorhoe designata Adult


© Robin Howard

Xanthorhoe designata (Hufnagel, 1767)

Flame Carpet
La Désignée

Wingspan: 24-34mm

Imago: Bivoltine, May to August. A frequent visitor to light it has been recorded from the traps at Las Descargues and those in various habitats from meadows to woodland.

Larva: In France this species appears to feed on crucifers before overwintering as a pupa.