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



Las Descargues, 13 June 2011
Cochylis atricapitana Adult


© Robin Howard

Cochylis atricapitana (Stephens, 1852)

Wingspan: 15-17mm

A bivoltine species on the wing in May and June and again through August when it is an occasional visitor to the lights of Las Descargues. A species of flower-rich meadows and verges.

Larvae feed in the flowers, roots and stems of Senecio jacobea, Hypericum and Hieracium species.