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



Las Descargues, 11 July 2008
Caloptilia cuculipennella Adult


© Robin Howard

Caloptilia cuculipennella (Hübner, [1796])

Wingspan: 11-13mm

Possibly a bivoltine species but with just two specimens recorded here at Las Descargues and with little available information full particulars have yet to be confirmed. It is possible that the species overwinters with adults on the wing from September to May.

Larvae feed on Fraxinus excelsior and various other trees and shrubs, forming a silvery mine.