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



Las Descargues, 7 June 2010
Triaxomera parasitella Adult


© Robin Howard

Triaxomera parasitella (Hübner, 1796)

Wingspan: 16-21mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to late July when it flies from dusk and comes to light in small numbers. It has been recorded from all woodland sites but is most abundant in old broadleaved woodland.

Larvae feed on bracket fungus and dead wood.