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



Las Descargues, 10 August 2013
Agriphila geniculea Adult


© Robin Howard

Agriphila geniculea (Haworth, 1811)

Wingspan: 20-26mm

A univoltine species on the wing from June to October when it visits the mv lights at Las Descargues and those traps situated in or on the margins of unmanaged grassland sites of the plateau and Causse.

Larvae feed on various species of grass from a tubular silken gallery.