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


Las Descargues, August, 2007
Agonopterix kaekeritziana Adult


© Robin Howard

Agonopterix kaekeritziana (Linnaeus, 1767)

Wingspan: 19-23mm

A univoltine species flying from June to September. An occasional visitor to light but more often netted when disturbed from flower heads at night, it has been recorded from the unmanaged meadows of the ridge at Las Descargues and rarely in mv traps at Las Descargues.

Larvae feed on Centaurea nigra and C. scabiosa.