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

GEOMETRIDAE

Ennominae

Las Descargues, 24 May 2011
Nychiodes hispanica Adult

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© Robin Howard

Nychiodes hispanica Wehrli, 1929

La Boarmie ibérique

Wingspan: 46-52mm

A bivoltine species flying from June to August when it is a rare visitor to light. Recorded from Las Descargues and the traps of the Causse. A species of dry heath, maquis and garrigue.

The larva feeds on Genista, Prunus spinosa etc.

 

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