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

GELECHIIDAE

Pexicopiinae

Las Descargues, July, 2006
Pexicopia malvella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Pexicopia malvella (Hübner, 1805)

Wingspan: 16-20mm

A bivoltine species flying from May to September when it is attracted to light and has been recorded from all upland traps. A species that appears to favour woodland margins and gardens.

Larvae feed on Alcea rosea, Althaea officinalis, Lavatera, Malva spp.

 

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