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



Las Descargues, 16 July 2012
Assara terebrella Adult


© Robin Howard

Assara terebrella (Zincken, 1818)

Wingspan: 22-25mm

A univoltine species flying from June to August when it occasionally appears at lights placed in areas of coniferous woodland. Recorded only from sites with spruce present.

Larvae feed on the cones of spruce Picea abies, pupation takes place in a flimsy cocoon within the infected cone.