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



Pierre Martine, 18 June 2006
Arethusana arethusa Adult


© Alan Martin

Arethusana arethusa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

False Grayling
Le Mercure

Wingspan: 44-50mm

A univoltine species flying from July to September unknown at Las Descargues but occasionally recorded from the dry habitats of the Causse. A species of open scrub and dry grassland to 2000m above sea level.

Larvae feed on various grasses.