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



Las Descargues, 24 July 2010
Idaea ochrata Adult


© Robin Howard

Idaea ochrata (Scopoli, 1763)

Bright Wave
Acidalie ocreuse

Wingspan: 18-22mm

A univoltine species on the wing from June to August. An occasional visitor to light it has been recorded from Las Descargues and the Causse as well as all sites with a variety of low-growing herbaceous plants.

The larva is polyphagous on low-growing herbaceous plants, Vicia, Potentilla, Stellaria, Rubus etc.