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



Las Descargues, 16 August 2011
Argyresthia albistria Adult


© Robin Howard

Argyresthia albistria (Haworth, 1828)

Wingspan: 8-12mm

A univoltine species on the wing in July and August when it is an occasional visitor to light. Recorded from the mv lights at Las Descargues and those bordering the broadleaved woodland and scrub of the plateau.

The larva feeds on Prunus spinosa, hibernating as a partially grown larva and feeding again in the early spring before pupating.