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

NOCTUIDAE

Catocalinae

Las Descargues, 22 May 2009
Laspeyria flexula Adult

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© Robin Howard

Laspeyria flexula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Beautiful Hook-tip
Le Crochet

Wingspan: 28-34mm

Imago: Bivoltine, May to July and again from August to October. A frequent visitor to light it has been taken from all the Las Descargues traps and those situated in broadleaved woodland, scrub, rough grassland and gardens.

Larva: A lichen feeder that overwinters as a small larva and pupates in a cocoon attached to the tree on which it fed.

 

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