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



Las Descargues, 23 May 2012
Idaea subsericeata Adult


© Robin Howard

Idaea subsericeata (Haworth, 1809)

Satin Wave
L'Acidalie blanchâtre

Wingspan: 22-26mm

A plurivoltine species flying from April to the end of September in overlapping generations. Recorded from Las Descargues and most of the sites on the Causse.

The larva is polyphagous on herbaceous plants, overwinters as a larva before pupating in loose soil in early spring.