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



Las Descargues, 4 July 2011
Idaea rusticata Adult


© Robin Howard

Idaea rusticata ([Denis & Schiffermuller], 1775)

Least Carpet
La Phalène rustique

Wingspan: 20-24mm

A univoltine species flying from June to August when it is a common visitor to light. Recorded at Las Descargues and almost all other habitats with a calcareous element.

The larva feeds on Clematis, Senecio etc. overwinters as a partially grown larva with pupation taking place in early spring.