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

GEOMETRIDAE

Larentiinae

Las Descargues, 7 June 2010
Xanthorhoe biriviata Adult

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© Robin Howard

Xanthorhoe biriviata (Borkhausen, 1794)

Balsam Carpet
La Larentie des impatientes

Wingspan: 25-30mm

A bivoltine species flying from May to the end of August in overlapping generations. Recorded from Las Descargues and the water meadows of the Bave Valley.

The larva feeds on various Impatiens species, overwintering as a pupa.

 

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