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

PYRALIDAE

Phycitinae

Las Descargues, June, 2007
Myelois circumvoluta Adult

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© Robin Howard

Myelois circumvoluta (Fourcroy, 1785)

Thistle Ermine

Wingspan: 27-33mm

A univoltine species flying from May to August when it is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from all grassland sites and those areas of open woodland on the calcareous Causse.

Larvae feed on various thistle species, Arctium, Cirsium and Carduus.

 

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