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



Las Descargues, 31 May 2009
Electrophaes corylata Adult


© Robin Howard

Electrophaes corylata (Thunberg, 1792)

Broken-barred Carpet
La Cidarie rompue

Wingspan: 30-36mm

Imago: Univoltine, May and June wheh it is attracted to light and has been recorded from all the Las Descargues traps and those in and on the margins of broadleaved woodland sites.

Larva: Feeds on Betula, Corylus, Tilia, Prunus, Crataegus spp. overwinters in plant detritus at the pupa stage.