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



Las Descargues, 18 June 2011
Chionodes distinctella Adult


© Robin Howard

Chionodes distinctella (Zeller, 1830)

Wingspan: 15-17mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from early June to October when it is a frequent visitor to the lights at Las Descargues and those on the Causse. A species of dry, rocky heath, meadows, verges and rough pasture.

Larvae feed on Thymus, Genista tinctoria and Artemisia campestris.