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



Las Descargues, 2 September 2012
Agriphila latistria Adult


© Robin Howard

Agriphila latistria (Haworth, 1811)

Wingspan: 22-27mm

A univoltine species on the wing from late June to the end of August when it is an occasional visitor to light. Recorded from Las Descargues, the small woodland heaths of the ridge and from the Causse.

Larvae feed on the roots of various grasses particularly Bromus spp. Pupation takes place in a silken, sandy cocoon.