Schreckensteinia festaliella - Distribution map

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46.001 BF485

Schreckensteinia festaliella

(Hübner, [1819])

Wingspan 10-12 mm.

Well distributed throughout the British Isles, this is a fairly common species in certain parts.

The adult moths, which have an attractive striated appearance, can be found in any month between March and September, as the species is probably continuous-brooded. They have a distinctive resting posture, with the hind legs angled upwards above the wings.

The larvae feed on bramble (Rubus fruticosus) or raspberry (R. idaeus), feeding in a slight web.
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