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

TORTRICIDAE

Olethreutinae

Las Descargues, 16 June 2012
Strophedra weirana Adult

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© Robin Howard

Strophedra weirana (Douglas, 1850)

Wingspan: 11-12mm

A univoltine woodland species flying in June and July when it is a scarce visitor the lights at Las Descargues but more frequently recorded through netting in later afternoon sun or early morning in or near the beech woods of Latronquière.

Larvae feed between two Fagus leaves held together with silk producing a large blotch.

 

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