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



Las Descargues, 20 June 2012
Cochylis flaviciliana Adult


© Helen Bantock

Cochylis flaviciliana (Westwood, 1854)

Wingspan: 10-17mm

A bivoltine species on the wing in May and again from June to August but with only a single record from the area. A species of dry grassland and verges in calcareous habitats.

Larvae feed on the flowers and seeds of Knautia and Scabiosa spp.