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



Las Descargues, 27 July 2011
Pelochrista modicana Adult


© Robin Howard

Pelochrista modicana (Zeller, 1847)

Wingspan: 12-16mm

A southern European univoltine species flying from June to August when it is occasionally attracted to the lights at Las Descargues and to those on the Causse. A species of rough, floristically-rich meadows and roadside verges where the foodplants are found.

Larvae feed on the roots of Carduus and Centaurea species.