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



Las Descargues, 4 June 2009
Perinephela lancealis Adult


© Robin Howard

Perinephela lancealis ([Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)

Wingspan: 30-34mm

Imago: Bivoltine, May to September when it is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from Las Descargues and from traps bordering the ridge and gorge woodland.

Larva: Feeds on Eupatorium cannabinum, Teucrium scorodonia, Stachys, Senecio jacobaea. Hibernates through the winter fully fed before pupating in early spring.