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



Las Descargues, 2 July 2011
Diceratura ostrinana Adult


© Robin Howard

Diceratura ostrinana (Guenée, 1845)

Wingspan: 8-13mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from April to June and again in July and August. Not recorded from light and the singleton depicted here was taken from my computer screen close to midnight on the 2 July 2011 at Las Descargues.

Larvae feed in the flowers of Dipsacus silvestris and Chondrilla juncea.