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

PTEROPHORIDAE

Pterophorinae

Las Descargues, 27 June 2012
Oxyptilus distans Adult

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© Robin Howard

Oxyptilus distans (Zeller, 1847)

Wingspan: 15-22mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from May to August when it is an infrequent visitor to light. Recorded from Las Descargues and traps set on the Causse. A species of dry, sandy habitats.

Larvae feed on Crepis capillaris and Pilosella officinarum.

 

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