Nematopogon schwarziellus: Distribution map

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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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