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

GEOMETRIDAE

Sterrhinae

Las Descargues, 16 August 2013
Cyclophora ruficiliaria Adult

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© Robin Howard

Cyclophora ruficiliaria (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)

Channel Island Wave
Ephyre aux trois cerceaux

Wingspan: 20-24mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from April to June and again from mid-July to September when it is an occasional visitor to the lights at Las Descargues but is more often encountered in the plateau woodlands. A species of oak and hornbeam woodland.

Larvae feed on Quercus spp.

 

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