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



Las Descargues, 18 July 2012
Endothenia nigricostana Adult


© Robin Howard

Endothenia nigricostana (Haworth, 1811)

Wingspan: 11-15mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to the end of July. It has been recorded at Las Descargues but is rare with only two occurrences in the last eight years. A species of rough meadows and unmanaged grasslands.

The larva feeds in the stems and roots of Lamium and Stachys spp.