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



Las Descargues, 12 July 2013
Loxostege sticticalis Adult


© Robin Howard

Loxostege sticticalis (Linnaeus, 1761)

Wingspan: 24-29mm

Imago: Bivoltine, flying from late May to early July and again in August and September. It is attracted to light and has been taken at Las Descargues and from all traps situated in or adjacent to rough grassland and woodland margins.

Larva: Feeds on Artemisia artemisia and A. campestris spp.