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



Las Descargues, 19 August 2011
Selidosema taeniolaria Adult


© Robin Howard

Selidosema taeniolaria (Hübner, 1813)

Banded Grey
La Boarmie des steppes

Wingspan: 30-35mm

A local, univoltine species flying from June to September when it is infrequently attracted to light. Recorded from the garden mv lights at Las Descargues but strangely not from other sites. A species of heathland and woodland heath.

The larva feeds on Genista, Sarothamnus, Ulex, Erica, Prunus spinosa, Buxus, Cistus, Erica etc.