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


Las Descargues, 12 June 2012
Eidophasia messingiella Adult male


© Robin Howard

Eidophasia messingiella (Fischer von R÷slerstamm, 1840)

Wingspan: 15-16mm

A univoltine species of plantations and wasteland on the wing from mid-May to the end of July when it is a scarce visitor to the traps at Las Descargues or indeed any traps in the immediate area.

Larvae feed on Lunaria rediviva, Lepidium draba and Cardamine amara.


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