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



Las Descargues, 12 September 2009
Phiaris umbrosana Adult


© Robin Howard

Phiaris umbrosana (Freyer, 1842)

Wingspan: 17-19mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to the end of August although this specimen, the first for Las Descargues, has appeared a little later. Recorded at an mv light in the lower garden at Las Descargues. A species of open woodland and woodland margins.

The larva feeds on Mentha spp.