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

ELACHISTIDAE

Las Descargues, 13 August 2008
Cosmiotes freyerella Adult

1830

© Robin Howard

Cosmiotes freyerella (Hübner, 1825)

Wingspan: 8-9mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from April to June and again from July to the end of September. An occasional visitor to light it has been recorded at Las Descargues and from the meadows of the plateau.

Larvae mine the blades of various grasses Dactylus glomerata, Poa spp.

 

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