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



Las Descargues, 9 August 2010
Gluphisia crenata Adult


© Robin Howard

Gluphisia crenata (Esper, 1785)

Dusky Marbled Brown
La Crénelée

Wingspan: 30-38mm

Imago: bivoltine - May - June ; July - August. A common species at Las Descargues and Ladirat but less so elsewhere. Attracted to light it has been recorded at most upland sites but not from the lowland, limestone Causse.

Larva: feeds on poplar before overwintering as a pupa.