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



Las Descargues, 22 July 2009
Cyclophora quercimontaria Adult


© Robin Howard

Cyclophora quercimontaria (Bastelberger, 1897)

Oak Mocha
Ephyre de Bastelberger

Wingspan: 18-24mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from April to June and again from July to the end of August. It is an occasional visitor to light and has been recorded at Las Descargues and from traps situated in or near the oak woodland of the plateau.

The larva feeds on various species of Quercus.