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

THYRIDIDAE

Cele Valley, 21 June 2011
Thyris fenestrella Adult

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© Matthew Gandy

Thyris fenestrella (Scopoli, 1763)

Pygmy
Pygmée

Wingspan: male 10-16mm female 12-17mm

A local, diurnal, univoltine species on the wing from May to July, rarely seen at Las Descargues but more often recorded on the Causse. A species of hedgerows and scrub where the host plant Clematis vitalba grows.

 

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