ļ»æ Coenobia rufa - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 9 July 2013
Coenobia rufa Adult


© Robin Howard

Coenobia rufa (Haworth, 1809)

Small Rufous
La Nonagrie roussātre

Wingspan: 20-24mm

A univoltine species on the wing in mid-June and August. A scarce species at Las Descargues although it is more frequently encountered in the Bave Valley where its foodplant is found. A species of wetlands with breeding occurring in the drier parts of those habitats only.

Larvae feed on Juncus spp.