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

TINEIDAE

Meesiinae

Las Descargues, 2 July 2015
Infurcitinea argentimaculella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Infurcitinea argentimaculella (Stainton, 1849)

Wingspan: 8-9mm

A univoltine species on the wing from late-June to early-August when it is a scarce visitor to the lights at Las Descargues. A species of the plateau woodlands where lichen is abundant.

The larvae feed on lichen in silken tubes with the larvae pupating within the tube.

 

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