Apoda limacodes

Apoda limacodes

''Apoda limacodes'', the festoon, is a moth of the family Limacodidae. It is found in Europe.


The wingspan is 20–30 mm. The moth flies in June and July in Belgium and the Netherlands.

The festoon mainly inhabits thick woodlands, and it is mainly nocturnal, but it will occasionally fly in the sun.

The larvae feed on oak and beech.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyLimacodidae
GenusApoda
SpeciesA. limacodes
Photographed in
Netherlands