Cataclysta lemnata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Some of the newly hatched larvae mine for some days a duckweed lentil; the other live free. Soon they start making a case out of remnants of duckweed on which they feed, resembling the cases of caddisflies.
Larvae from October till May (Hering, 1957a).
BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).
NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2010).
LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
distribution within Europe
Practically all Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
Greyish brown to brownish black; head light brown. See also Vallenduuk & Cuppen (2004a)
Within the larval case. See Patočka & Turčáni (2005a) for a description.
Grabe (1955a), Hering (1957a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Robbins (1991a), Sønderup (1949a), Triberti, Longo Turri, Adami & Zanetti (2017a), Vallenduuk & Cuppen (2004a), Vallenduuk, Cuppen & van der Velde (1997a).