Borkhausenia fuscescens: Distribution map

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28.012 BF644
Borkhausenia fuscescens

(Haworth, 1828)


Wingspan 7-12 mm.

A small, stubby-looking moth with a pale transverse band against a slightly darker brownish ground colour. A darker spot is visible beyond the band, and a dark suffusion before it.

The species is fairly common and widely distributed throughout most of the British Isles; the moths occur in July and August.

The larvae feed on a wide range of dried plant matter such as dead leaves and birds' nests, normally within a silken tube.
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