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



Las Descargues, 23 May 2009
Horisme vitalba Adult


© Robin Howard

Horisme vitalba ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Small Waved Umber
La Larentie de la clématite

Wingspan: 30-37mm

Imago: Bivoltine, April to May and again in July and August. It is an occasional visitor to light and has been recorded from Las Descargues and the scrub vegetation on the Causse.

Larva: Feeds on Clematis vitalba before overwintering as a pupa in plant detritus.