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



Las Descargues, 8 August 2010
Camptogramma bilineata Adult


© Robin Howard

Camptogramma bilineata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Yellow Shell
Brocatelle d'or

Wingspan: 27-32mm

A plurivoltine species on the wing from May to October when it is attracted to light in small numbers but is more often encountered flying during sunny afternoons and evenings. One of the commonest species it can be found in almost all habitats.

The larva feeds on various low growing herbaceous plants where it overwinters before pupating in early spring just below ground in loose soil.