Family Incurvariidae :Incurvariinae
Wingspan 18-21 mm.
The largest of Britain's 'longhorn' moths, this species is generally distributed throughout the British Isles, and is usually associated with woodland habitats.
It is on the wing during May and June.
The larvae are believed to feed on dead leaves
The caterpillars of both species feed on rotting leaves and live on the ground. Nematopogon swammerdamella however prefers the leaves of beeches and oak,
PHOTOGRAPHS THANKS TO CHARLES STREET (C)