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


Las Descargues, 1 August 2013
Bucculatrix bechsteinella Adult


© Robin Howard/Dave Shenton

Bucculatrix bechsteinella (Bechstein & Scharfenberg, 1805)

Wingspan: C6mm

A bivoltine species on the wing in April and May and again in July and August when it is an occasional visitor to the lights at Las Descargues. A species of scrub and hedgerows wherever its foodplant is found.

Larvae feed on Crataegus, Pyrus and Sorbus spp.