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



Las Descargues, 23 May 2009
Atolmis rubricollis Adult


© Robin Howard

Atolmis rubricollis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red-necked Footman
La Veuve

Wingspan: 28-36mm

Imago: univoltine - May-August. A frequent visitor to light and sugar, it can also be observed flying, often abundantly around tree canopies on sunny days. A species of broadleaved woodland and conifer plantations.

Larva: feeds on lichen growing on various tree species, overwinters as a pupa.