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



Las Descargues, 31 July 2013
Brintesia circe Adult


© Robin Howard

Brintesia circe (Fabricius, 1775)

Great Banded Grayling
Le Silène

Wingspan: 66-84mm

A univoltine species flying from June to October. A common species of the plateau and the Causse and a frequent visitor to the Las Descargues gardens. A species of open woodlands, scrub and rough unmanaged grasslands.

The larva feeds on various grass species.