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



Las Descargues, 22 June 2015
Glyptoteles leucacrinella Adult


© Robin Howard

Glyptoteles leucacrinella Zeller, 1848

Wingspan: 17-22mm

A univoltine species flying from May to August when it is an infrequent visitor to light. Recorded primarily from the damp habitats and alder woodland of the Bave Valley and is occasionally taken at Las Descargues but is yet to be recorded from any of the other regularly sampled sites.

Larvae are detritophagous feeding on the fallen leaves of Alnus.