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

GELECHIIDAE

Gelechinae

Las Descargues, 5 August 2015
Monochroa hornigi Adult

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© Robin Howard

Monochroa hornigi (Staudinger, 1883)

Wingspan: 9-12mm

A univoltine species on the wing in July and August when it occasionally visits the lights at Las Descargues. A species mainly recorded from the Bave Valley where its food plant is found.

Larvae possibly feed on various Polygonum spp.

 

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