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



Las Descargues, May, 2006
Cleonymia yvanii Adult


© Robin Howard

Cleonymia yvanii (Duponchel, 1833)

Wingspan: 18-25mm

Imago: Univoltine, April-July. Attracted to light but has only been recorded once from Las Descargues where it must be at the northernmost limit of its distribution. A species of dry habitats, grassland, rocky gorges and scrub.

Larva: Feeds on Helianthemum spp. before overwintering as a pupa.