Catoptria falsella
Catoptria falsella
Adult • Dordogne, France • ©

63.102 BF1316
Catoptria falsella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan18-22 mm.

A reasonably uncommon species which nonetheless is distributed over much of Britain, most frequently in the south.

Flying in July and August, it can be attracted to light.

The larva feeds on mosses growing on walls, especially Tortula muralis, and forms a silken tube.
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