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



Las Descargues, 30 June 2011
Orophia ferrugella Adult


© Robin Howard

Orophia ferrugella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan: 14-18mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to August when it is a scarce visitor to the lights of Las Descargues but slightly more often abundant in, or adjacent to the woods of the plateau. A species of broadleaved woodland, coniferous woodland, scrub and woodland margins.

Larvae feed on Campanula spp.