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

PYRALIDAE

Phycitinae

Las Descargues, 16 July 2012
Elegia similella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Elegia similella (Zincken, 1818)

Wingspan: 19-22mm

Larger than the previous species this univoltine moth flies from May to August and has been recorded from the ridge woodland only. A species of oak woodland.

Larvae feed on oak Quercus spp.

 

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