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

GELECHIIDAE

Gelechinae

Las Descargues, 14 June 2006
Metzneria lappella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Metzneria lappella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan: 16-20mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to August when it is an occasional visitor to light. Recorded from mv lights at Las Descargues and from the ridge grasslands.

Larvae feed on Arctium lappa, A. tomentosum.

 

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