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

GELECHIIDAE

Dichomeridinae

Las Descargues, 26 July 2010
Dichomeris marginella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Dichomeris marginella (Fabricius, 1781)

Wingspan: 13-18mm

A univoltine species on the wing in July and August when it is an occasional visitor to the lights at Las Descargues and those on the Causse. A species of calcareous habitats.

Larvae feed within spun webs on Juniperus both wild and cultivated.

 

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