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



Bave Valley, 1 June 2012
Nemophora violellus Adult


© Matthew Gandy

Nemophora violellus (Stainton, 1851)

Wingspan: 10-11mm

A univoltine species on the wing from mid-June to mid-August. Not recorded at light at Las Descargues and the Causse although it has been taken on one occasion in the nearby Bave Valley where being a wetland species it should be expected.

Larvae feed on Gentiana pneumonanthe.