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



Las Descargues, 7 July 2012
Caloptilia onustella Adult


© Robin Howard

Caloptilia onustella (Hübner, [1813])

Wingspan: 12-13mm

A diminutive univoltine species on the wing from May to July. Recorded at light from the woodland margins of the ridge just once and never from Las Descargues or from traps on the Causse. Its size may cause it to be overlooked because its foodplant is common in the area.

Larvae feed on various Acer species.