Main: (Adelidae / Adelinae)
07.011 [B&F: 0142] Nematopogon pilella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Na) in open woodland and moorland in parts of north-western England, Scotland and southern Wales, and on the Burren in Co. Clare. Unlikely to be recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 15-19 mm. This species is often confused with N. schwarziellus; it may be distinguished from that species by its broader wings, darker colouring and by dissection of the genitalia (MBGBI Vol 1). Larva feeds on dead leaves of Bilberry, living within a movable case.

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