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

PYRALIDAE

Pyralinae

Las Descargues, 29 June 2012
Hypsopygia glaucinalis Adult

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© Robin Howard

Hypsopygia glaucinalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan: 20-32mm

A univoltine, possibly bivoltine species on the wing from April to October when it is an infrequent visitor to light. A species with a preference for a diversity of habitats, being recorded from woodland, scrub and from barns, stables and old or derelict agricultural buildings.

Larvae feed on vegetable detritus in all forms.

 

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