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

PYRALIDAE

Phycitinae

Las Descargues, 4 July 2011
Ephestia welseriella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Ephestia welseriella (Zeller, 1848)

Wingspan: 18-24mm

A principally meridional univoltine species flying from May to August. A scarce moth at Las Descargues with just three records. A species of rough grassland, verges and woodland margins.

Larvae feed in the bulbs of Allium species.

 

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