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



Las Descargues, 27 June 2011
Carpatolechia decorella Adult


© Robin Howard

Carpatolechia decorella (Haworth, 1812)

Wingspan: 13-15mm

A bivoltine species flying from August to April when it is an infrequent visitor to light. Recorded from the lights at Las Descargues and from traps in or bordering the broadleaved and coniferous woodland of the plateau.

The larva feeds on Abies alba, Quercus, Cotinus, Cornus spp.