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

GRACILLARIIDAE

Gracillariinae

Las Descargues, 9 August 2013
Aspilapteryx tringipennella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Aspilapteryx tringipennella (Zeller, 1839)

Wingspan: 10-13mm

Imago: Bivoltine flying from late April to early June and again in August when it is attracted to light and has been recorded from Las Descargues and most grassland sites in the area.

Larva: Feeds on Plantago lanceolata, starting with a sinuous gallery in the epidermis which changes to a large blotch across the midrib. The autumn generation pupates in the spring and the spring generation in July.

 

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