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



Las Descargues, 10 August 2010
Ecpyrrhorrhoe rubiginalis Adult


© Robin Howard

Ecpyrrhorrhoe rubiginalis (Hubner, 1796)

Wingspan: 24-27mm

A bivoltine species on the wing in May and June and again in August and September when it is an infrequent visitor to light at Las Descargues but is more commonly taken in or adjacent to the rough meadows of the plateau.

The larva feeds on Stachys officinalis, Ballota nigra etc.