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



Las Descargues, 1 August 2009
Epiblema sticticanum Adult


© Robin Howard

Epiblema sticticanum (Fabricius, 1794)

Wingspan: 14-20mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to early August when it is an occasional visitor to the lights of Las Descargues and those situated in or near the rough meadows and woodland margins of the plateau.

The larva feeds on Tussilago farfara, Petasites fragrans, Arctium lappa etc.