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

CRAMBIDAE

Pyraustinae

Las Descargues, 10 August 2013
Diasemia reticularis Adult

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© Robin Howard

Diasemia reticularis (Linnaeus, 1761)

Wingspan: 19-21mm

A bivoltine species flying from April to September when it is attracted to light and has been recorded from Las Descargues and all surrounding habitats but showing a preference for rough, unmanaged meadows.

The larva feeds on Plantago, Hieracium, Picris, Cichorium spp.

 

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