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



Las Descargues, 25 June 2012
Cnephasia pasiuana Adult


© Robin Howard

Cnephasia pasiuana (Hübner, [1799])

Wingspan: 15-20mm

One of the smallest Cnephasias, a univoltine species flying from June to early August when it is an occasional visitor to the lights at Las Descargues although the species is more often taken along the margins of the unmanaged meadows of the Plateau.

Larvae are polyphagous on Achillea, Aster, Chrysanthemum, Cirsium, Artemisia, Anthemis etc.