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



Las Descargues, 9 July 2013
Rhyacionia pinicolana Adult


© Robin Howard

Rhyacionia pinicolana (Doubleday, 1849)

Wingspan: 8.5-12mm

A univoltine species on the wing from late May to September when it is an occasional visitor to the garden lights at Las Descargues although it is more often encountered in or near its preferred habitat the coniferous woodlands of the plateau.

Larvae feed in the young shoots of Pinus sylvestris in April and May.