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

GEOMETRIDAE

Larentiinae

Las Descargues, 30 June 2009
Perizoma affinitata Adult

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© Robin Howard

Perizoma affinitata (Stephens, 1831)

Rivulet
La Périzome contrastée

Wingspan: 26-32mm

A bivoltine species flying from May to July and again in August when it is attracted to light and has been recorded infrequently at Las Descargues and from traps situated on the margins of the ridge woodland.

The larva feeds on Lychnis, Silene dioica, S. nutans, S. latifolia before overwintering as a pupa.

 

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