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


Las Descargues, 1 July 2011
Incurvaria oehlmanniella Adult


© Robin Howard

Incurvaria oehlmanniella (Hübner, 1796)

Wingspan: 13-16mm

A univoltine species on the wing and attracted to light from June to August. It has been recorded from the mv lights at Las Descargues and those of the rough grassland of the plateau.

The larva feeds here on Vaccinum myrtillus initially mining the leaves then dropping to the ground where it completes its feeding on dead leaves.