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

GEOMETRIDAE

Larentiinae

Las Descargues, 9 October 2010
Larentia clavaria Adult

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© Robin Howard

Larentia clavaria (Haworth, 1809)

Mallow
Larentie cloutée

Wingspan: 31-36mm

A univoltine species on the wing from early September to the middle of November when it is an occasional visitor to light. Recorded from the mv lights at Las Descargues and unmanaged areas where the foodplant is found.

The larva feeds on various mallows in spring after overwintering as an egg, pupation takes place underground.

 

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