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



Las Descargues, 31 May 2009
Perizoma flavofasciata Adult


© Robin Howard

Perizoma flavofasciata (Thunberg, 1792)

Sandy Carpet
La Phalène décolorée

Wingspan: 24-30mm

Imago: Univoltine, flying in May and June. It is attracted to light but is primarily crepuscular and can best be taken at dusk with a net. Recorded from Las Descargues, the ridge woodland and all calcareous meadows in the immediate area including those of the Causse.

Larva: Feeds on Silene, Lychnis, Dianthus spp., overwinters as a pupa.