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



Las Descargues, July, 2007
Cochylimorpha alternana Adult


© Robin Howard

Cochylimorpha alternana (Stephens, 1834)

Wingspan: 18-24mm

A univoltine species on the wing from the end of May to August when it is an occasional visitor to light and has been recorded from the traps at Las Descargues and those bordering the unmanaged meadows of the plateau. A species of rough grassland.

The larva feeds on Centaurea scabiosa.