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



Las Descargues, 2 July 2012
Lyonetia clerkella Adult


© Robin Howard

Lyonetia clerkella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan: 7-9mm

A species with several generations each year with those appearing late in the year overwintering as adults. The species is attracted to light and has been recorded at Las Descargues and from the Ladirat area.

Larvae feed on various fruit trees where it produces sinuous leaf mines.