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



Las Descargues, 5 August 2009
Parornix finitimella Adult


© Robin Howard

Parornix finitimella (Zeller, 1850)

Wingspan: 9-10mm

A bivoltine species on the wing in May and August when it is a scarce visitor to the lights of Las Descargues despite there being an abundance of its foodplant in the immediate area, it is possible that adults are just being overlooked.

Larvae feed in the folded leaves of Prunus spinosa.