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

TINEIDAE

Meesiinae

Las Descargues, 9 July 2012
Infurcitinea albicomella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Infurcitinea albicomella (Stainton, 1851)

Wingspan: 7-10mm

Probably a univoltine species appearing to fly only in July and August. Recorded from the lights at Las Descargues although infrequently.

Early stages are vague according to Hannemann (1977) but Heckford (1992) described the full life history showing that the larvae feed on dead leaves and other detritus.

 

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