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


Las Descargues, 8 June 2014
Mompha lacteella Adult


© Robin Howard

Mompha lacteella (Stephens, 1834)

Wingspan: 9-12mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to mid-July. This is the only specimen to have been recorded at Las Descargues and is unusual to be found so far south. Taken at MV light on the margins of the gorge woodland.

Larvae feed on various species of Epilobium.