Wingspan 8 to 16 mm.
Any site suitable for providing a larval food source – may be near to habitation.
Mainly recorded in June and July but possibly continually brooded.
Larva feeds on feathers in bird nests and detritus, living within a silken case.
Uncommon or rarely recorded in Britain – mostly recorded from southern England, with records north to Lancashire. Nationally scarce A.
Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Sapcote record of 25th June 2018 is the first for VC55.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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