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

NOCTUIDAE

Stiriinae

Pierre Martine, 28 June 2003
Synthymia fixa Adult

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© Neil Sherman

Synthymia fixa Hübner, 1853

Goldwing
L'Orangée

Wingspan:30-38mm

A univoltine Mediterranean species flying from early May to the end of July. It is primarily a day-flying moth but has been taken at night too and is most commonly encountered in the Causse. A species of dry, rocky habitats of the south.

The larvae feed on Bituminaria bituminosa.

 

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