Borkhausenia minutella
Borkhausenia minutella
Adult • Hellerup, Denmark • © Donald Hobern

28.011 BF645
Borkhausenia minutella

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan 10-14 mm.

Once a fairly common species in the U.K., it is now believed extinct here, with the most recent records in the middle of last century.

It is still present in mainland Europe, though probably declining there too.

The larva feeds on dry vegetable matter and seeds, and is most often encountered around farm outbuildings and barns.

May and June is the normal flight period for the adult moths.
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