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

CRAMBIDAE

Pyraustinae

Las Descargues, 15 July 2011
Dolicharthria punctalis Adult

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© Robin Howard

Dolicharthria punctalis ([Denis & Schiffermuller], 1775)

Wingspan: 20-25mm

A bivoltine species flying from May to September wheh it has been a regular visitor to light at Las Descargues and has also been recorded from traps in the meadows of the plateau and the Causse.

The larva feeds on Trifolium, Lotus, Centaurea, Plantago spp. before pupating in a tough, silk cocoon amongst plant detritus on the ground.

 

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