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

PYRALIDAE

Phycitinae

Las Descargues, 21 July 2013
Pempeliella ornatella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Pempeliella ornatella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan: 23-27mm

A univoltine species flying from May to August, it is attracted to light and has been recorded from all calcareous meadow sites and woodland margins where thyme is found.

Larvae are thyme Thymus spp. feeders.

 

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