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

GELECHIIDAE

Gelechinae

Las Descargues, 2 September 2015
Mirificarma mulinella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Mirificarma mulinella (Zeller, 1839)

Wingspan: 11-15mm

A univoltine species on the wing from July to September when it is a scarce visitor to the lights at Las Descargues but is more commonly taken from the woodland heath of the plateau where the foodplant is found.

Larvae feed on the flowers of Ulex, Cytisus spp. with pupation taking place amongst leaves and detritus on the ground below the foodplant.

 

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