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



Las Descargues, 2 July 2009
Idaea moniliata Adult


© Robin Howard

Idaea moniliata ([Denis & Schiffermuller], 1775)

Chequered Wave
La Coquille

Wingspan: 15-18mm

A univoltine species flying from June to August when it is attracted to light and has been recorded from the Las Descargues traps and those in and bordering fallow and unmanaged meadows of the plateau and Causse.

The larva feeds on various low-growing herbaceous plants.