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



Las Descargues, 24 May 2009
Hedya salicella Adult


© Robin Howard

Hedya salicella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan: 19-24mm

Imago: Univoltine, May and June when it comes occasionally to light and has been recorded at Las Descargue almost certainly from the Populus tremula in the narby woodland. It is also taken from the poplar plantations at Ladirat where it is more numerous.

Larva: Feeds on Salix caprea, Populus tremula, P. nigra.