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

EPERMENIIDAE

Las Descargues, 27 June 2013
Epermenia aequidentellus Adult

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© Robin Howard

Epermenia aequidentellus (Hofmann, 1867)

Wingspan: 4.5-6mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from late May to the end of October when it is an occasionall visitor to the lights at Las Descargues but more often encountered on the limestone Causse. A species of open scrub woodland and the rough grasslands associated with the Causse.

Larvae feed on Daucas carota, Pimpinella saxifraga.

 

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