Schreckensteinia festaliella

Alternative names
Bramble False-feather
Description

Wingspan 10 to 12 mm. The adult moths have an attractive striated appearance and a distinctive resting posture, with the hind legs angled upwards above the wings.

 

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Well vegetated areas containing the larval foodplants Bramble or Raspeberry.

When to see it

Can be found in any month between March and September, as the species is probably continuous-brooded. 

Life History

The larvae feed on Bramble or Raspberry feeding in a slight web ..

UK Status

Well distributed throughout the British Isles, this is a fairly common species in certain parts.In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

 

VC55 Status

It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

Reference
46.001 BF485

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