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



Las Descargues, 10 July 2009
Acleris sparsana Adult


© Robin Howard

Acleris sparsana ([Denis & Schiffermuller], 1775)

Wingspan: 18-24mm

A bivoltine species flying from March and where the second generation has a diapause during August. Recorded from the Las Descargues traps and from those situated in or adjacent to the plateau woodlands.

The larva feeds on Acer, Carpinus, Betula, Fagus, Sorbus, Quercus, Salix etc.