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



Las Descargues, 16 September 2009
Acasis viretata Adult


© Robin Howard

Acasis viretata (Hübner, 1799)

Yellow-barred Brindle
Lobophore verdâtre

Wingspan: 19-21mm

A bivoltine species flying in May and June and again in August and September. A frequent visitor to light it has been recorded from all the Las Descargues mv traps and those in broadleaved woodland, scrub and gardens.

The larva feeds on the flower and fruits of Viburnum, Rhamnus, Ligustrum etc. before overwintering as a pupa.