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

PYRALIDAE

Phycitinae

Las Descargues, 24 August 2011
Eccopsia effractella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Eccopsia effractella Zeller, 1848

Wingspan: 16-21mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to August when it is an occasional visitor to the lights at Las Descargues. A species of woodland margins, hedgerows and scrub.

Larvae feed in the spun leaves of Malus, Pyrus, Prunus, and Corylus avellana.

 

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