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

GELECHIIDAE

Gelechinae

Las Descargues, 8 July 2008
Stomopteryx detersella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Stomopteryx detersella (Zeller, 1847)

Wingspan: 17-20mm

A univoltine species on the wing from June to August. A scarce moth here with only two records in eight years. Recorded at mv light at Las Descargues and from the Causse. A species of xerothermic habitats.

The larva feeds on Eryngium campestre.

 

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