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



Las Descargues, 18 August 2011
Borkhausenia fuscescens Adult


© Robin Howard

Borkhausenia fuscescens (Haworth, 1828)

Wingspan: 7-12mm

A univoltine species on the wing from Jul to September when it frequently visits the lights at Las Descargues and is occasionally taken on the Causse. A species of woodland, woodland margins and scrub.

Larvae feed on leaf detritus, bird's nests etc. usually in a silken tube.