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



Las Descargues, June, 2007
Morophaga choragella Adult


© Robin Howard

Morophaga choragella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Wingspan: 20-30mm

A univoltine species on the wing from late-May to early-September when it is a regular visitor to light. It has been recorded from all sampling sites but is most numerous in old woodland where fallen trees have been left to rot in situ.

Larvae are feeders of fungi and rotten wood.