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

TORTRICIDAE

Tortricinae

Las Descargues, July 2007
Aphelia ferrugana Adult

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© Robin Howard

Aphelia ferrugana (Hübner, 1793)

Wingspan: 19-23mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to the end of July when it is occasionally encountered at Las Descargues but is more often taken on the Causse. A species favouring xerothermic habitats.

Larvae feed on Pulsatilla, Anemone, Ononis spp.

 

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