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

GLYPHIPTERIGIDAE

Las Descargues, 26 June 2015
Orthotelia sparganella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Orthotelia sparganella (Thunberg & Wenner), 1794)

Wingspan:18-28mm

A univoltine species on the wing from June to early-September. A wetland species and therefore unusual at Las Descargues.

Larvae feed on various reeds and grasses.

 

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