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

PYRALIDAE

Pyralinae

Las Descargues, 24 June 2009
Synaphe punctalis Adult

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© Robin Howard

Synaphe punctalis (Fabricius, 1775)

Wingspan: 22-27mm

A univoltine species flying from June to September when it is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from all sites with calcareous meadows present.

Larvae are terrestrial moss feeders pupating in cocoons amongst the foodplant.

 

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