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

CRAMBIDAE

Pyraustinae

Las Descargues, 8 June 2010
Phlyctaenia stachydalis Adult

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© Robin Howard

Phlyctaenia stachydalis (Germar, 1821)

Wingspan: 23-25mm

A bivoltine species flying in May and June and again in July and August. It is an occasional visitor to light and has been recorded at Las Descargues and the meadow traps along the ridge.

The larva feeds on Stachys spp., overwinters in a cocoon before pupating in the spring.

 

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