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



Las Descargues, 22 June 2011
Zanclognatha zelleralis Adult


© Robin Howard

Zanclognatha zelleralis (Wocke, 1850)

Dusky Fan-foot
L'Herminie brune

Wingspan: 30-36mm

A Mediterranean bivoltine species flying from May to July and again in August and September. It visits light and has been regularly recorded at Las Descargues, from woodland margins, unmanaged grassland and the limestone pavement of the Causse.

Larvae feed on senescent leaves of low growing herbaceous plants, it overwinters as a larva and pupates amongst plant detritus.