Main: (Oecophoridae / Oecophorinae)
28.011 [B&F: 0645] Borkhausenia minutella (Linnaeus, 1758)


Endangered (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) in farm buildings, barns, warehouses and granaries in Britain, where formerly widespread and probably not uncommon throughout much of lowland England; last recorded at Chiddingfold, Surrey on 3 June 1966 and possibly extinct in the country. In Hampshire, an old record given in Goater (1974) from Beaulieu Road, New Forest is considered to require confirmation. Wingspan 10-14 mm. Larva feeds on detritus, dry vegetable matter, dead insects and similar.

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