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

GRACILLARIIDAE

Gracillariinae

Las Descargues, 26 August 2008
Aspilapteryx limosella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Aspilapteryx limosella (Duponchel, 1844)

Wingspan: 7-9mm

A bivoltine species on the wing in May and June and again in August when it is an occasional visitor to light but a flighty moth and therefore one that is difficult to photograph. A species of open sandy habitats.

Larvae feed on Jurinea cyanoides, Teucrium chamaedrys.

 

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