Main: (Gelechiidae / Anomologinae)
35.049 [B&F: 0780] Bryotropha similis (Stainton, 1854)


Local in urban areas with old walls, and open country with dry-stone walls and rocky outcrops throughout Britain, except for the north of Scotland, the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland; very local in southern and eastern Ireland (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). In Hampshire recorded very sparsely in both the north and south, mainly in urban areas. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 11-13 mm. Similar to B. affinis, B. senectella and B. umbrosella, which see for differences. Larva feeds on mosses growing on rocks and old walls, living within a silken tube or tent.

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Detail records

VC8 Wiltshire (Hants county)
West Park (SU11)06-Jul-2002oneGreen, David G Adult
West Park (SU11)29-Jul-2002oneGreen, David G Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
West Walk, Wickham (SU61)13-Jul-1990oneLangmaid, John & Dickson, RIchardAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)21-Jul-1997oneLangmaid, John, R.J. Dickson & I.R. ThirlwellAdult
Chandlers Ford (SU42)08-Aug-2003oneElliott, BAdult
Waterlooville (SU61)28-Jul-2005oneMoore, RJAdult
Sandy Point LNR (SZ79)25-Jul-2006-Phillips, JW; Elliott, B; Pickles, TAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Harewood Forest (SU44)28-Jul-2004oneGreen, David G Adult

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