Main: (Gelechiidae / Anomologinae)
35.050 [B&F: 0752] Aristotelia ericinella (Zeller, 1839)

 

Notes: Local on heathland throughout England and Wales. In Hampshire fairly common on the heaths of the New Forest and the north-east, but very local elsewhere. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1975. Wingspan 12-13 mm. Flies in afternoon, and occasionally comes to light. One of the more distinctive gelechiids, unlikely to be confused with any other species. Larva feeds on Heather, living between shoots spun together with silk, and over-wintering as an egg.

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