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28.012 ~ 0644 ~ Borkhausenia fuscescens
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a single site in the north of the county at Llanfyllin.

Wingspan :   M & F, 7-12mm.

Confusion species

A fairly distinctive species.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Woodland, hedgerows and farmland.


Dead leaves.

Lifestage data

Tube-forming. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva construct a tube from which they feed, just below the leaf litter. Pupates in a white silken cocoon in its feeding place.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 4th July 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 4th July 2009, Llanfyllin