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

ADELIDAE

Nematopogoninae

Las Descargues, 6 May 2012
Nematopogon adansoniella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Nematopogon adansoniella (Villers, 1789)

Wingspan: 17-19mm

A univoltine species flying in May and June. An occasional visitor to light it has been recorded from most woodland and heathland habitats in the area. Noticeably smaller than its sister species Nematopogon swammerdamella.

Larvae feed on various trees and shrubs and Ericaceae.

 

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