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



Las Descargues, 22 July 2013
Zelleria hepariella Adult


© Robin Howard

Zelleria hepariella Stainton, 1849

Wingspan: 11-13mm

Imago: Univoltine with emergence taking place in July the adult then overwinters to reappear in the spring. It occasionally appears at light and has only been recorded from the lower trap at Las Descargues which is sheltered by a 300 year old ash tree, its foodplant.

Larva: Feeds on ash Fraxinus excelsior.