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


Las Descargues, 8 August 2008
Acrolepia autumnitella Adult


© Robin Howard

Acrolepia autumnitella Curtis,, 1838

Wingspan: 10-12mm

A bivoltine species can be recorded in any month of the year. The adult has only recently been recorded at Las Descargues but mines have been seen in the Bave Valley where the foodplant occurs.

Larvae feed in mines on the leaves of Solanum dulcamara with pupation taking place in a network cocoon.