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

PYRALIDAE

Phycitinae

Las Descargues, 23 July 2012
Nephopterix angustella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Nephopterix angustella (Hübner, 1796)

Wingspan:20-25mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from May to July and again from late August to October. Recorded from mv traps at Las Descargues but never a common species.

The larvae are found on spindle Euonymus eurpaeus, a tree found along the margins of the plateau broadleaved woodlands.

 

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