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



Las Descargues, 27 May 2012
Olethreutes arcuella Adult


© Robin Howard

Olethreutes arcuella (Clerck, 1759)

Wingspan: 14-18mm

A bivoltinespecies on the wing from May to early July and again from late July to September when it is an occasional visitor to light and is also encountered as a day flyer in scrub and wooded habitats.

The larva feeds on senescent and fallen leaves with pupation taking place in plant debris.