Canephora hirsuta
Canephora hirsuta
Larval case (male) • Slovenia • © Tomi Trilar

(B4) BF193

Canephora hirsuta

(Poda, 1761)

Wingspan c.23-26mm. (male)

This species' status on the British list is based on a 19th century record about which there is some doubt.

A resident of mainland Europe, the males are reminiscent of Acanthopsyche atra, the females wingless.

The larvae form a portable case from fragments of grass and plant material.
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