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

TINEIDAE

Meesiinae

Las Descargues, 29 June 2012
Infurcitinea atrifasciella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Infurcitinea atrifasciella (Staudinger, 1871)

Wingspan: 7-9mm

A possible bivoltine, Mediterranean species flying from June to September. A scarce visitor to the lights at Las Descargues or the Causse but it has been recorded from woodland margin traps particularly those situated in or near the heathy, rocky outcrops.

Larvae are thought to be lichen feeders but little is known about the early stages.

 

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