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



Las Descargues, 13 October 2010
Xanthia citrago Adult


© Robin Howard

Xanthia citrago (Linnaeus, 1758)

Orange Sallow
La Citronelle

Wingspan: 32-36mm

A univoltin species on the wing from August to October when it is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from the traps at Las Descargues and those in and near the broadleaved woodland of the plateau.

The larva feeds on Tilia, overwintering as an egg on the foodplant, feeding in early spring and pupating in early summer.