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



Las Descargues, 9 September 2012
Blepharita satura Adult


© Robin Howard

Blepharita satura ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Beautiful Arches
Le Porphyre

Wingspan: 40-49mm

A univoltine species flying from August to October. Recorded from the mv lights at Las Descargues where it is a frequent autumnal visitor, also taken from traps situated along woodland margins and the rough grassland of the plateau. A scarce moth on the Causse.

The larva is polyphagous, overwinters as an egg and the larva feeds in early spring.