Nematopogon schwarziellus
Nematopogon schwarziellus
Adult • East Ross, Scotland • © Nigel Richards

7.012 BF141

Nematopogon schwarziellus

Zeller, 1839

Wingspan 14-17mm.

Occupying woodland, heathland and acid grassland, this is a relatively common species throughout Britain.

The larva constructs a case from detritus, within which it lives, feeding on dead leaves throughout the winter and all the following year until the succeeding spring.

The adults hatch in May and June, and fly early in the morning and from late afternoon till dusk.
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