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

PYRALIDAE

Phycitinae

Las Descargues, 26 June 2012
Acrobasis suavella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Acrobasis suavella (Zincken, 1818)

Wingspan: 23-25mm

A univoltine species flying from mid-June to early-August when it is an occasional visitor to the lights at Las Descargues but has yet to be encountered on the Causse. A species of scrub, woodland margins and hedgerows.

Larvae feed on Prunus spinosa producing a silken gallery under the leaves.

 

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