Pseudatemelia flavifrontella

Alternative names
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.

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

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