Main: (Chimabachidae / Chimabachinae)
29.002 [B&F: 0664] Diurnea lipsiella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

 

Notes: Local in oak woodland throughout much of the British Isles, but not in the Highlands or Islands of Scotland. In Hampshire occurs in similar habitat to that of D. fagella, however it is far less common and seems to have decreased in recent years. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1929. Wingspan male 22-25 mm, female 15-18 mm. Males fly at night and also for several hours from midday to early afternoon on warm windless days; small swarms of males have been seen occasionally at such times, fluttering amongst low plants on the woodland floor while assembling to the barely flightless females (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva feeds on Oak, living between leaves spun together with silk, over-wintering as an egg.

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