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



Las Descargues, 19 July 2011
Stauropus fagi Adult


© Robin Howard

Stauropus fagi (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lobster Moth
Le Staurope du htre

Wingspan: 55-70mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from April to June and again from mid-July to September. A frequent visitor to light in mature deciduous woodland in all upland areas and a common species at Las Descargues.

Larvae feed on oak, beech, hawthorn, hazel and birch before overwintering as pupae.