Borkhausenia fuscescens

    Alt Name
    Small Dingy Tubic

    Wingspan 7 to 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.

    Identification difficulty
    When to see it

    The moths occur in July and August.

    Life History

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

    UK Status

    The species is fairly common and widely distributed throughout most of the British Isles. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    This species seems to be uncommon or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded)

    28.012 BF644

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map