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



Las Descargues, 9 May 2007
Schiffermuelleria schaefferella Adult


© Robin Howard

Schiffermuelleria schaefferella Linnaeus, 1758

Wingspan: 13-17mm

A univoltine species flying from April to July. It is an uncommon species with only 8 records for Las Descargues. It is attracted to light but has only been recorded from traps in or adjacent to the oak woodland of this part of the Lot.

Larvae feed on Quercus, Fagus, Ulmus, Populus, Larix, Pinus, Salix, Prunus and Malus species.