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



Las Descargues, 17 June 2012
Hylaea fasciaria Adult


© Robin Howard

Hylaea fasciaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Barred Red
La Bilieuse

Wingspan: 36-44mm

A bivoltine species flying from April to the end of June and again in August and September. It is only an occasional visitor to light but several forms have been taken at Las Descargues and from traps situated in or near the conifer plantations of the plateau.

Larva feeds on Abies alba, Picea abies, Pinus sylvestris, Larix decidua etc. overwinters as a small larva completing feeding in the early spring before pupating among foodplant detritus on the ground.