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



Las Descargues, 2 September 2013
Caloptilia populetorum Mine


© Robin Howard

Caloptilia populetorum (Zeller, 1839)

Wingspan: 11-15mm

The species appears to be bivoltine here with a first generation spanning June and July and a second from August through the winter to April and May. It has been recorded from all the Las Descargues traps and those situated in or adjacent to the pure stands of birch on the plateau.

The larva feeds on the leaves of Betula spp.