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

PYRALIDAE

Phycitinae

Las Descargues, 30 May 2010
Elegia fallax Adult

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© Robin Howard

Elegia fallax (Staudinger, 1881)

Wingspan: 17-20mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to August when it is an occasional visitor to light and has been recorded from all woodland traps particularly those with oak the dominant species.

Larvae feed on oak Quercus spp.

 

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