Oecophoridae: Oecophorinae

0644 (ABH28.012) Borkhausenia fuscescens, (Haworth, 1828)

KR02287

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Elton
Elton
 Photo © Brian Stone
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

The larvae feed on dead leaves living in a silken tube.


Wingspan: 7-12mm
Foodplant(s): dry plant matter
Flying: One generation, July-August
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, hedgerows and farmland often in old barns, outhouses etc.

Regional Information

Recorded in 31 (11.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 June to 08 September