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

NOCTUIDAE

Catocalinae

Las Descargues, 7 August 2015
Catephia alchymista Adult

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© Robin Howard

Catephia alchymista ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Alchymist
L'Alchimiste

Wingspan: 40-45mm

A univoltine Mediterranean species on the wing from May to August when it is attracted to light and has been recorded from all sites with open woodland and scrub vegetation.

Larvae feed on oaks Quercus elm Ulmus spp., overwintering as pupae on the ground amongst leaf litter.

 

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