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

TORTRICIDAE

Olethreutinae

Las Descargues, 23 July 2015
Pammene aurita Adult

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© Robin Howard

Pammene aurita Razowski, 1992

Wingspan: 14-15mm

A univoltine species on the wing from July to early-September, a scarce visitor to the traps at Las Descargues but occasionally recorded from the gorge woodland mv traps. A species of mixed broadleaved woodland.

Larvae are recorded as feeding on the seeds of Sycamore but that is an uncommon tree here so there may be other foodplants yet to be discovered.

 

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