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

PYRALIDAE

Phycitinae

Las Descargues, 26 June 2010
Salebriopsis albicilla Adult

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© Robin Howard

Salebriopsis albicilla (Herrich-Schäffer, 1849)

Wingspan: 18-22mm

A sexually dimorphic, univoltine species flying from mid-June to early-August when it is an ocasional visitor to the mv lights at Las Descargues and those on the margins of the Gorge woodland.

The larvae feed on Tilia cordata, Corylus avellana, the latter being the preferred foodplant here.

 

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