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



Las Descargues, 9 June 2009
Idia calvaria Adult


© Robin Howard

Idia calvaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

La Noctuelle des cimetières

Wingspan: 24-30mm

A bivoltine Mediterranean species on the wing from May to October when it is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from all sites although it is more abundant near or in woodland.

Larvae feed on the dry leaves of various trees, Quercus, Fagus etc.