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

GELECHIIDAE

Gelechinae

Las Descargues, 30 June 2011
Isophrictis striatella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Isophrictis striatella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan: 10-12mm

A univoltine species flying from June to August. An irregular visitor to the lights at Las Descargues although it is recorded most years from the meadows of the plateau. A species of unmanaged grassland and woodland margins.

Larvae feed on Achillea ptarmica and Tanacetum vulgare with pupation taking place in the stem of the foodplant.

 

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