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

CRAMBIDAE

Crambinae

Ladirat, 22 August 2013
Ancylolomia tentaculella Adult female

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© Robin Howard

Ancylolomia tentaculella (Hbner, 1796)

Wingspan: 29-43mm

A univoltine species on the wing from July to October when it is attracted to light and has been recorded from the Las Descargues and Ladirat mv traps and those in the rough meadows of the plateau and Causse. The pale specimen is the only female recorded here.

The larva feeds and hibernates in the base stems of tall grasses.

 

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