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



Las Descargues, 5 July 2015
Barbitistes serricauda Adult

© Robin Howard

Barbitistes serricauda (Fabricius, 1798)

Body length: 15-22mm

Adults are active mainly at night from early July to the end of September in open woodland habitats and heathland. It feeds principally on woody plants, hazel being the favoured species here at Las Descargues. Adults occasionally come to the mv light traps.