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



Las Descargues, 29 July 2011
Hoplodrina superstes Adult


© Robin Howard

Hoplodrina superstes (Ochsenheimer, 1816)

Powdered Rustic

Wingspan: 28-34mm

Univoltine species flying from June to the end of August when it is an infrequent visitor to light. It has been recorded at all the Las Descargues traps and those in or bordering the unmanaged meadows of the ridge and plateau.

Larva feeds on various herbaceous plant before overwintering as a larva and pupating in the early spring.