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



Las Descargues, 5 November 2009
Epirrita christyi Adult


© Robin Howard

Epirrita christyi (Allen, 1906)

Pale November Moth
Epirrite de Christy

Wingspan: 25-30mm

A univoltine species on the wing from September to early November when it is attracted to light and has been recorded at all the Las Descargues mv traps and those situated in or on the margins of the more mature oak and birch woodland of the plateau.

The larva feeds on Betula, Quercus, Crataegus, Ulmus, Fagus species. Overwinters as an egg and pupates underground after feeding.