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


Las Descargues, 18 July 2010
Bucculatrix frangutella Adult


© Robin Howard

Bucculatrix frangutella (Goeze, 1783)

Wingspan: 7-9mm

A univoltine species on the wing in June and July. Recorded from Las Descargues and traps placed along the margins of the ridge woodland.

Mines found on Rhamnus cathartica, Frangula alnus with feeding taking place externally forming windows after initial mining has been completed, pupation occurs on the leaf surface in a ribbed cocoon.