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



Las Descargues, 19 June 2012
Catoptria verella Adult


© Robin Howard

Catoptria verella (Zincken, 1817)

Wingspan: 16-21mm

A beautiful univoltine species on the wing from June to August when it is an infrequent visitor to light. A species of old orchards and poplar plantations. It has been recorded at the Las Descargues traps and those in the Ladirat poplar plantation.

Larva is a feeder of ground mosses.