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


Las Descargues, 30 July 2012
Coptotriche gaunacella Adult


© Robin Howard

Coptotriche gaunacella (Duponchel, 1843)

Wingspan: 6-8mm

A univoltine species on the from June to August when it is a scarce visitor to the lights at Las Descargues. A species of hedgerows and scrub wherever its foodplant occurs.

Larvae feed on Prunus spinosa.