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

GELECHIIDAE

Gelechinae

Las Descargues, 5 August 2011
Caryocolum blandella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Caryocolum blandella (Douglas, 1852)

Wingspan: 9-15mm

A univoltine species flying from July to early September when it is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from the mv traps at Las Descargues and those in or adjacent to the plateau broadleaved woodlands.

The larva feeds on Stellaria holostea initially in a mine then in seed capsules or spun shoots.

 

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