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

GELECHIIDAE

Gelechinae

Las Descargues, 1 September 2015
Anarsia spartiella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Anarsia spartiella (Schrank, 1802)

Wingspan: 12-16mm

A univoltine species on the wing from June to early September when it is an occasional visitor to the lights at Las Descargues. A species of the woodland heath of the ridge where its foodplant is located.

Larvae feed on Ulex, Cytisus, Genista etc.

 

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