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

ARCTIIDAE

Arctiinae

Las Descargues, June 2003
Rhyparia purpurata Adult

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Rhyparia purpurata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Purple Tiger
Ecaille pourprée

Wingspan: male 35-45mm female 40-50mm

Imago: bivoltine - June to July and again in September. Comes infrequently to light and has only been recorded from the Causse. A species of dry, sunny slopes.

Larvae: polyphagous on herbaceous and ligneous species.

 

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