Cosmopterigidae: Cosmopteriginae

03154 Limnaecia phragmitella, Stainton, 1851

BF0898 (ABH34.004)


General Information

The larvae feed inside the seedheads of bulrush over winter. They can be detected by the presence of quantities of protruding down.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 16-22mm
Foodplant(s): Reedmace (Typha latifolia), Lesser Reedmace (Typha angustifolia)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
National status:


Lakes, rivers, streams, Broads and ponds.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.