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



Las Descargues, 22 July 2009
Ematurga atomaria Adult


© Robin Howard

Ematurga atomaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Heath
La Rayure jaune picotée

Wingspan: 22-34mm

Imago: bivoltine - April - May ; August - September. A diurnal species flying on bright, sunny days but also occasionally comes to light. A species of heathland, open woodland and unmanaged grassland, recorded from Las Descargues.

Larva: feeds on heathers and clover, overwinters as a pupa.