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



Las Descargues, 12 October 2010
Polymixis flavicincta Adult


© Robin Howard

Polymixis flavicincta ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Large Ranunculus
La Ceinture jaune

Wingspan: 35-46mm

A univoltine species flying and regularly attracted to light between early September and the end of November. A species of calcareous habitats, rough grassland and heathland.

Larvae are polyphagous on various herbaceous plants with pupation taking place in a tough cocoon underground in spring or early summer.