Main: (Blastobasidae / Blastobasinae)
41.002 [B&F: 0873] Blastobasis adustella Walsingham, 1894

 

Notes: Common in gardens, hedgerows and yew woodland throughout much of the British Isles. Originally a native of Madeira, now fully naturalised, but how it reached Britain remains a mystery (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common. Wingspan 13-19 mm. The adult, which is variable but generally easy to recognise, comes freely to light. The larva feeds on fallen leaves, decaying vegetable matter, refuse and detritus; it does not appear to have been recorded in Hampshire.

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