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

DEPRESSARIIDAE

Las Descargues, 28 June 2012
Depressaria pulcherrimella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Depressaria pulcherrimella Stainton, 1849

Wingspan: 15-20mm

A univoltine species on the wing from early July to late September when it is an occasional visitor to light. Recorded from the lights at Las Descargues and from those in, or bordering the plateau meadows. There is a singe record from the Causse but that is probably due to under recording.

Much of the species early biology is un-researched but late instar larvae feed onPimpinella saxifraga, Daucus carota, Conopodium majus etc.

 

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