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

ADELIDAE

Nematopogoninae

Lac Tolerme, 24 June 2014
Nemaphora metallica Adult

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Nemaphora metallica (Poda, 1761)

Wingspan: 15-20mm

A univoltine species on the wing from June to August in calcareous habitats. Flies in sun and at dusk but is also recorded at light. Often seen at rest on flowers.

Larvae feed on the seeds and leaves of Scabious spp.

 

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