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


Las Descargues, June 2013
Elachista subocellea Adult


© Robin Howard

Elachista subocellea (Stephens, 1834)

Wingspan: 8-11mm

A univoltine species on the wing from early-May to the end of August when it is an occasional visitor to the lights of Las Descargues. A species of woodland margins, light scrub and rough, unmanaged grasslands of the plateau.

Larvae feed in blister mines in the leaves of Bromus species.