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



Las Descargues, 14 July 2013
Sciota rhenella Adult


© Robin Howard

Sciota rhenella (Zincken, 1818)

Wingspan: 18-24mm

Adults fly from April to August primarily in and around the poplar plantations of the area. The species has been recorded infrequently at Las Descargues but it is more often seen in the poplar plantations at Ladirat just 4 Kms away.

Larvae feed on Populus nigra, P. alba etc.