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



Las Descargues, 12 August 2013
Agriphila tristella Adult


© Robin Howard

Agriphila tristella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan: 25-30mm

A univoltine species flying from June to September when it comes frequently to light and has been recorded from all grassland sites.

Larvae feed on the bases of various grasses before pupating in the soil in a frass covered cocoon amongst the roots of the foodplant.