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

PTEROPHORIDAE

Pterophorinae

Las Descargues, 21 August 2011
Capperia britanniodactyla Adult

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© Robin Howard/Mike Hall

Capperia britanniodactyla (Gregson, 1867)

Wingspan: 18-22mm

A univoltine species on the wing from June to August when it is an ocasional visitor to the lights of Las Descargues and the Causse where it favours dry, rocky, south-facing slopes.

Larvae feed on Teucrium scorodonia where they burrow into the stem causing the plant to wilt, it than feeds amongst the wilting leaves.

 

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