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



Las Descargues, 11 June 2013
Phyllonorycter trifasciella Adult


© Robin Howard

Phyllonorycter trifasciella (Haworth, 1828)

Wingspan: 7-8mm

A trivoltine species on the wing from May to November when it is an infrequent visitor to light. Recorded from the mv traps at Las Descargues only but easily bred from mines.

Larva feeds on Lonicera, Leycesteria, Symphocarpos etc. Mines collected at the end of the summer will produce adults within a few weeks rather than overwintering.