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



Las Descargues, 18 June 2013
Hypochalcia ahenella Adult


© Robin Howard

Hypochalcia ahenella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan: 23-28mm

A bivoltine species flying from May to the end of August when it is an occasional visitor to light and has been recorded from Las Descargues and most dry meadow habitats in the immediate area but is most commonly recorded on the Causse.

Larvae feed on Helianthemum, Atemisia spp.