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

YPONOMEUTIDAE

Argyresthiinae

Las Descargues, 12 July 2013
Argyresthia Brockeella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Argyresthia Brockeella (Hubner, 1813)

Wingspan: 5-6mm

A univoltine species flying from June to the end of September when it is an occasional visitor to the lights at Las Descargues. A species of birch woodland or wherever small stands of birch occur within scrub or light woodland of the plateau and alder in the Bave Valley.

Larvae feed in the catkins and buds of Alnus and Betula.

 

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