The Moths of Suffolk
192 Pachythelia villosella, (Ochsenheimer, 1810)

National Status : pRDB2

Local Status : Uncertain, no recent records (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded, June to early August

Morley's Final Catalogue : Doubtless merely overlooked. Bred from case found on oak-trunk in Bentley Woods on 23 May 1934 (Mly). In the light of its current known distribution this record needs to be treated with caution

Wingspan details : Wingspan male 22-28mm, female wingless

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultBacotia claustrellaLuffia lapidella
Psyche castaPsyche crassiorella
Proutia betulinaEpichnopterix plumella
Acanthopsyche atra
    Larval caseAcanthopsyche atra
Canophora hirsuta

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