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

GEOMETRIDAE

Ennominae

Las Descargues, 13 May 2009
Petrophora chlorosata Adult

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© Robin Howard

Petrophora chlorosata (Scopoli,, 1763)

Brown Silver-line
La Phalène de la aquiline

Wingspan: 32-38mm

A univoltine species flying from April to June when it is attracted to light and has been recorded from all woodland and heathland sites including the Causse.

Larvae feed on bracken before overwintering as pupae underground.

 

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