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

SCYTHRIDIDAE

Las Descargues, 19 June 2015
Enolmis acanthella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Enolmis acanthella (Godart, 1824)

Wingspan: 12-19mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to late September. A solitary specimen has been recorded at an mv trap at Las Descargues. The species has a limited distribution, SW Europe and NW Africa. A specimen was recorded from Nancy in France in 1988.

Larvae are thought to feed on lichen.

 

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