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



Las Descargues, 17 July 2011
Ochsenheimeria taurella Adult


© Robin Howard

Ochsenheimeria taurella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan: 10-12mm

A scarce and most unusual univoltine species on the wing from July to September. Recorded only once from the traps at Las Descargues and is yet to be taken from the Causse. A species of unmanaged grassland, woodland margins and verges.

Larvae feed on various coarse grasses.