´╗┐ Cybosia mesomella - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

ARCTIIDAE

Lithosiinae

Las Descargues, 31 May 2009
Cybosia mesomella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Cybosia mesomella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Four-dotted Footman
L'╔borine

Wingspan: 29-34mm

Imago: univoltine - May-August. A species of open woodland, heathland, rough grassland and occasionally the gardens at Las Descargues where it is attracted to light.

Larva: feeds on lichen and algae associated with woody perennials, overwinters as a larva with pupation occurring in plant detritus.

 

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