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



Las Descargues, March, 2006
Cerastis rubricosa Adult


© Robin Howard

Cerastis rubricosa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Red Chestnut
La Noctuelle rubiconde

Wingspan: 32-38mm

A univoltine species flying from February to April. A regular visitor to light it has been recorded from all woodland habitats but is also taken from rough grassland and gardens.

Larva are polyphagous on herbaceous plants, overwinters as a pupa.