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



Las Descargues, 12 June 2014
Metzneria metzneriella Adult


© Robin Howard

Metzneria metzneriella (Stainton, 1851)

Wingspan: 14-20mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to August when it is a common visitor to the lights at Las Descargues. A species of unmanaged meadows of the ridge at LD.

Larvae feed on Centaurea species with pupation taking place in the seedhead.