Irish moths

Monochroa tenebrella

Family: Gelechiidae        Sub-family: Anomologinae

735     *     Monochroa tenebrella

Specimen identified by Ken Bond

Wingspan: c.11mm

Flight time: June-July, day-flying
Habitat: Heathland and open grassy areas

Larvae feed on the roots of Sheep's Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)

Monochroa tenebrella

Monochroa tenebrella
Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. June 2011

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