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

GELECHIIDAE

Dichomeridinae

Las Descargues, 10 June 2007
Dichomeris juniperella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Dichomeris juniperella (Linnaeus, 1761)

Wingspan: 12-16mm

A univoltine species flying from June to August. A rare visitor to light it has only been recorded at the Las Descargues lights. A species of heathland and the margins of coniferous woodland.

The larva feed on Juniperus communis.

 

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