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



Las Descargues, 6 June 2010
Gymnoscelis rufufasciata Adult


© Robin Howard

Gymnoscelis rufufasciata (Haworth, 1809)

Double-striped Pug
La Fausse eupithécie

Wingspan: 18-24mm

A trivoltine species flying throughout the year. It is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from the Las Descargues traps and from almost all other habitats.

The larva is polyphagous on a variety of herbaceous plants, trees and shrubs befoer overwintering as a pupa in plant detritus.