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



Las Descargues, 31 July 2011
Recurvaria nanella Adult


© Robin Howard

Recurvaria nanella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan: 11-13mm

A univoltine species on the wing from early July to the end of August when it is an occasional visitor to light. Recorded from Las Descargues but is more frequently encountered in the birch woods of the plateau.

Larvae feed on Betula, Corylus, Crataegus, Malus, Pyrus and Prunus spinosa. Young larvae mine the leaves of the foodplant before hibernating overwinter then in spring feed on flower and leaf buds before pupating in May. Possibly pupates in the bark of the foodplant.