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

PTEROPHORIDAE

Pterophorinae

Ladirat, 22 June 2009
Adaina microdactyla Adult

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© Robin Howard

Adaina microdactyla (Hübner, 1813)

Wingspan: 13-17mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from May to the end of August when it is an occasional visitor to light but more often encountered outside the trap in the surrounding vegetation. Recorded from Las Descargues and Ladirat.

Larva feed on Eupatorium cannabinum feeding within the stem where it can form a small gall.

 

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