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



Las Descargues, 2 August 2013
Agriphila straminella Adult


© Robin Howard

Agriphila straminella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan: 16-23mm

A bivoltine, grassland species flying from May to September when it often visits the mv lights at Las Descargues and those situated in or near the ridge meadows.

The larva feeds in galleries on various small grasses and pupates in a silky frass-covered cocoon.