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

GEOMETRIDAE

Ennominae

Las Descargues, 3 July 2009
Nychiodes notarioi Adult

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© Robin Howard

Nychiodes notarioi Exposito, 2005

Swarthy Annulet
Anthracite d'Exposito

Wingspan: male 34-50mm female 35-40mm

Possibly a univoltine species flying from June to September when it is an infrequent visitor to light in just the hottest of summers. Recorded from Las Descargues and the Causse. A species of the Causse, south-facing wooded slopes and rocky escarpments.

The larva feeds on Ulex, Genista, Prunus spp.

 

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