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

NOCTUIDAE

Hadeninae

Las Descargues, 18 November 2009
Conistra rubiginosa Adult

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© Robin Howard

Conistra rubiginosa (Scopoli, 1763)

L'Isolée

Wingspan: 31-36mm

A univoltine species with the adult overwintering to appear again in the spring. Flying from September to April it is a regular visitor to mv lights and sugar at Las Descargues and various other habitats locally showing a preference for broadleaved woodland where it can be found feeding on sap runs.

Larva feed on various low growing plants, trees and shrubs.

 

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