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



Las Descargues, 20 July 2015
Caryocolum alsinella Adult


© Robin Howard

Caryocolum alsinella (Zeller, 1868)

Wingspan: 8-10mm

A univoltine species flying in July and August when it is a scarce visitor to the lights at Las Descargues. A species of sandy habitats often coastal and more commonly recorded around the Mediterranean.

Larvae feed on Cerastium arvense, C. semidecandrum, Minuartia verna and Stellaria.