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



Las Descargues, 7 July 2012
Archips oporana Adult


© Robin Howard

Archips oporana (Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan: male - 14-19mm female - 14-29mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from May to September when it only occasionally appears at the lights of Las Descargues despite the closeness of its preferred habitat. A species of coniferous woodland. Yet to be recorded from the Causse.

Larvae feed on Pinus sylvestris, Abies alba, Juniperus, Larix, Picea spp.