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

GELECHIIDAE

Gelechinae

Las Descargues, 23 July 2011
Bryotropha terrella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Bryotropha terrella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan: 14-16.5mm

A univoltine species on the wing from mid-May to early-September when it is attracted to light. Recorded from mv lights at Las Descargues and the the rocky bare ground of the plateau and Causse.

Larvae feed on the grass Agrostis capillaris and the moss Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus. Pupates grass and moss covered cocoon.

 

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