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



Las Descargues, 23 June 2015
Cydia inquinatana Adult


© Robin Howard

Cydia inquinatana (Hübner, 1796-1799)

Wingspan: 11-13mm

A univoltine species flying from May to July, this is the first record of the species at Las Descargues, probably overlooked in the past as habitat requirements are present.

Larvae feed on Acer spp. Feeds from July until October when it hibernates in the soil, pupates in May.