The Moths of Suffolk
645 Borkhausenia minutella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : pRDB1

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

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : A wide variety including agricultural buildings, woodland, fields and marshes

Flight Period : Single-brooded, May to June

Larval foodplants : Dead vegetable matter, such as dried leaves and seeds

Morley's Final Catalogue : Larvae on dry seeds. Ipswich palings in 1903 ; very numerous at Monks Soham light, in garden and stables 10 May to 24 July only (Mly); Glemham Magna.(Bloomf.); Leiston (Grey); Southwold (Ctw). In neither north nor west.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-14mm


Confusion species : None

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