Pachythelia villosella

Pachythelia villosella is a moth of the Psychidae family. It is found in Europe.[1]

Pachythelia villosella
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Case
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Larva
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P. villosella
Binomial name
Pachythelia villosella
(Ochsenheimer, 1810)
Synonyms
  • Psyche villosella Ochsenheimer, 1810

The wingspan is 13–15 mm for males.[2] Head, thorax, and abdomen pale brownish-ochreous. Forewings and hindwings thinly haired, dark brown or grey brown; veins and base of cilia darker. Females are wingless and have a rounded frontal prominence.[3] Adults are on wing in June and July.[4]

The larvae feed on Calluna and Sarothamnus species from within a case.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fauna Europaea
  2. ^ microlepidoptera.nl Archived 2012-06-17 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Meyrick, E., 1895 A Handbook of British Lepidoptera MacMillan, London pdf   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain. Keys and description
  4. ^ UKmoths
  5. ^ Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium