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



Las Descargues, 25 September 2015
Stenolechia gemmella Adult


© Robin Howard

Stenolechia gemmella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan: 10-11.5mm

A univoltine species on the wing from July to mid-October when it is an occasional visitor to the lights at Las Descargues. A species of the broadleaved woodland of the plateau.

Larvae feed on various species of Quercus where they penetrate the buds and shoots.