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

 

Common in gardens, hedgerows and yew woodland throughout much of the British Isles. Like all Blastobasis sp., a naturalised species which has become well established, but as a native of Madeira, 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, fresh and decaying vegetable matter, refuse and detritus; there are a few records from Hampshire, from spinnings on flowerheads and in fruits collected in the field.

Update: Larval status update, December 2019.

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Records Received By Year

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Max records: 548
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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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