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



Las Descargues, 7 August 2012
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla Adult


© Robin Howard/Dave Shenton

Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Hübner, 1813)

Wingspan: 17-23mm

A variable bivoltine species on the wing from July to October when second generation specimens might hibernate overwinter until the following May. The species is attracted to light and has been recorded from all Las Descargues traps.

Larvae feed on various plants Ononis, Stachys, Geranium, Calluna, Erica, Chenopodium etc.