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



Las Descargues, 28 August 2015
Methorasa latreillei Adult


© Robin Howard

Methorasa latreillei (Duponchel, 1827)

Wingspan: 26-29mm

A bi- or trivoltine species on the wing from June to November when it is a scarce visitor to the lights of Las Descargues but recorded rather more frequently on the Causse where its preferred habitat is found. Attracted to both mv light and sugar it is a species of xerothermic, open grassland and dry scrub.

Larvae feed on Ceterach offinarium, Cochlearia and Adiantum capillusveneris