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7.012 ~ 0141 ~ Nematopogon schwarziellus
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few scattered records across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-17mm.

Confusion species

Care should be taken, all species of Nematopogon are very similar.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Woodland, hedgerows, moorland, heathland and other open habitats.


Dead leaves.

Lifestage data

Case-bearing. Eggs are laid on the stems of herbaceous plants. Larva forms a portable case from dead leaves and debris from which it will feed. Pupa formed inside the case.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 30th May 2010, Llanfyllin