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

COSMOPTERIGIDAE

Antequerinae

Las Descargues, 14 August 2013
Pyroderces argyrogrammos Adult

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© Robin Howard

Pyroderces argyrogrammos (Zeller, 1847)

Wingspan: 12-14mm

A univoltine species on the wing from early July to the end of August. A Southern European species and a very scarce visitor to the lights of Las Descargues. It has only been recorded from dry, unmanaged grassland habitats in this immediate area.

Larvae feed on Carduus, Carlina, Centaurea, Scolymus hipanicus.

 

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