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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: pRDB2

Local Status: Scarce and restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3 adult, 2 case   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun.

Forewing: M 10-13mm, F wingless

Foodplant: Heather, Bell Heather, various grasses, Birch and Willow.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded188519941885
Year last recorded200720082008
Number of records665142
Number of individuals826176
Unique positions535116
Unique locations44292
Adult records102
Immature records455100

For the region, we have a total of 142 records from 92 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0192 Pachythelia villosella 03
© Jenny Seawright
0192 Pachythelia villosella 04
© Jenny Seawright
0192 Pachythelia villosella 02
© Jack Oughton
0192 Pachythelia villosella 01 larval case
© Chris Manley, 30 Apr 2006

Species Account

Most records are of larval cases.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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