Bryotropha domestica
Bryotropha domestica
Adult • Halesowen, West Midlands • © Patrick Clement

35.038 BF789

Bryotropha domestica

(Haworth, 1828)

Wingspan 12-13 mm.

This species is common throughout England and Wales, particularly in the south and in urban areas.

The larvae feed on mosses growing on walls, in a silken gallery. Pupation occurs within this gallery.

The adult moths fly in a single generation from mid-May to early August, and are readily attracted to light.

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