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



Las Descargues, 8 July 2011
Phyllonorycter roboris Adult


© Robin Howard

Phyllonorycter roboris (Zeller, 1839)

Wingspan: 7-9mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from early May to July and again in August and September when it is attracted to light. It has been recorded from Las Descargues and has also been taken in or near oak woodland of the gorge.

The larva feeds on Quercus where it forms a large mine up to 20mm in diameter.