´╗┐ Oxyptilus tristis - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 10 July 2011
Oxyptilus tristis Adult


© Robin Howard

Oxyptilus tristis (Zeller, 1841)

Wingspan: 14-19mm

A bivoltine species on the wing between June and August it has only been recorded once from Las Descargues. Determined by Bo Wikstr÷m. A species of birch and coniferous woodland, heath and rough unmanaged grassland.

The larvae feed on various Hieracium spp., with pupation taking place on the leaf.