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


Las Descargues, 29 July 2011
Ethmia quadrillella Adult


© Robin Howard

Ethmia quadrillella (Goeze, 1783)

Wingspan: 15-19mm

A univoltine species flying from May to August. A regular visitor to light it has been recorded from unmanaged meadows and rough grassland of the ridge at Las Descargues.

The larva feeds on various herbaceous plants. Overwinters in a cocoon amongst leaf litter.