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

TORTRICIDAE

Olethreutinae

Las Descargues, 15 August 2012
Pelochrista caecimaculana Adult

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© Robin Howard/Dave Shenton

Pelochrista caecimaculana (Hübner, 1799)

Wingspan: 16-21mm

A univoltine species with adults on the wing from June to September. An unusual visitor to the lights at Las Descargues but more often encountered in and around the unmanaged meadows of the plateau.

Larvae feed on Centaurea jacea and C. nigra.

 

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