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



Las Descargues, 23 August 2013
Horisme tersata Adult


© Robin Howard

Horisme tersata ([Denis & Schiffermuller], 1775)

L'Horisme élégant

Wingspan: 30-40mm

A species with two generations, the first in May with a second from July to the end of August, it is attracted to light but is only occasionally recorded from the Las Descargues traps and those situated in calcareous habitats of meadows and open woodland locally.

The larva feeds on Clematis vitalba, Lonicera xylosteum etc. before overwintering as a pupa below ground.