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


Las Descargues, 24 October 2009
Depressaria albipunctella Adult


© Robin Howard

Depressaria albipunctella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan: 18-21mm

A univoltine species with an extended flight period from August to May. Hibernates through the colder months in barns, wood piles and older houses.

The larva feeds on Daucus carota, Torilis japonica with pupation taking place in the soil or leaf litter during July and August.