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

GEOMETRIDAE

Sterrhinae

Las Descargues, 5 July 2009
Rhodostrophia vibicaria Adult

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© Robin Howard

Rhodostrophia vibicaria (Clerck, 1759)

La Bande rouge

Wingspan: 27-33mm

Imago: bivoltine - June-July ; August-September. A regular visitor to light each summer, it has been recorded from both upland at Las Descargues and lowland Causse sites wherever the foodplant is found.

Larva: feeds on Genista, Cytisus, Calluna vulgaris and many other shrubs and woody perennials. Overwinters as a larva.

 

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