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



Las Descargues, 3 August 2013
Ancylis achatana Adult


© Robin Howard

Ancylis achatana ([Denis & Schiffermuller], 1775)

Wingspan: 14-18mm

A univoltine species flying from June to early August when it is a rare visitor to light and has only been recorded from the lights at Ls Descargues. A species of woodland margins and scrub where its foodplant is found.

The larva feeds on Prunus spinosa, Crataegus spp.