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



Pierre Martine, Causse de Gramat, 24 June 2009
Chrysocrambus linetella Adult


© Robin Howard

Chrysocrambus linetella (Fabricius, 1781)

Wingspan: 20-27mm

A univoltine species on the wing from June to the end of August when it is an occasional visitor to light. It has been recorded from the Las Descargues traps and those situated in the plateau meadows where in the larval state it feeds on grasses. It can be particularly abundant on the limestone pavement of the Causse.