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



Las Descargues, 9 June 2011
Pediasia contaminella Adult


© Robin Howard

Pediasia contaminella (Hübner, 1796)

Wingspan: 20-30mm

A bivoltine and variable species flying from May to September when it is attracted to light. It has been recorded from the mv lights at Las Descargues and those in the dry meadows of the Fournanty Plateau.

The larva feeds on various grass species before pupating in a sand-covered cocoon.