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


Las Descargues, 31 July 2010
Elachista chrysodesmella Adult


© Robin Howard

Elachista chrysodesmella Zeller, 1850

Wingspan: 8-10mm

A univoltine species on the wing from late May to early August when it is a scarce visitor to light. Recorded from the mv lights at Las Descargues. A species of grasslands and unmanaged meadows.

Larvae feed on various grasses Brachypodium, Dactylis, Poa, Carex spp.