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

NOTODONTIDAE

Notodontinae

Las Descargues, 22 June 2012
Drymonia velitaris Adult

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© Robin Howard

Drymonia velitaris (Hufnagel, 1766)

Javelin
La Voile

Wingspan: 30-40mm

A univoltine species flying from May to mid-July when it is a scarce visitor to light recorded as a singleton from mv traps at Las Descargues. A species of oak and beech woodland, poplar plantations and other wooded habitats.

The larva feeds on Quercus, Fagus, Populus etc.

 

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