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


Las Descargues, 11 August 2012
Scythris limbella Adult


© Robin Howard/Dave Shenton

Scythris limbella (Fabricius, 1775)

Wingspan: 13-17mm

A bivoltine species flying from June to the end of September when it is an infrequent visitor to light. Recorded from Las Descargues and the fallow, arable fields of the plateau. A species of dry pasture.

The early instar larvae feed on Chenopodium, Atriplex etc.