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



Las Descargues, 31 May 2009
Catoptria falsella Adult


© Robin Howard

Catoptria falsella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan: 16-24mm

Imago: Bivoltine, May to October. It is attracted to light and a frequent visitor to the Las Descargues traps and to those positioned in broadleaved woodland and scrub.

Larva: Feeds on Barbula muralis, Tortula intermedia, T. murlais, Brachythecium rutabulum etc. Pupation takes place in a larval gallery.