Pseudatemelia flavifrontella

    Alt Name
    Yellow-headed Tubic, Pseudatemelia flavifrontella

    Wingspan about 20 mm.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required showing all characters. If recorded after mid-June the specimen should be retained for gen det.


    Mainly occurring in woodland.

    When to see it

    The flight period is from May to July.

    Life History

    Larva feeds on leaf litter and various lichens, living and feeding in a movable case.

    UK Status

    Widespread in the southern half of Britain but scarce and very local. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as Nationally Scarce B.

    VC55 Status

    Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    30.001 BF661

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map