Blastobasis vittata (Wollaston, 1858)
Occasionally young larvae may live for a while as miners. Generally hey live free, mostly on living or dead vegetable matter, like fallen leaves.
Yew, and its litter, possibly is the preferred pabulum. Hering (1957a) relates the species to Picea.
Adults from mid-July till September; hibernation (sometimes twice) as pupa.
distribution within Europe
British Islands, probably introduced there early in the 20th century from Madeira; not known from the European mainland (Dickson, 2002a).
Described by Dickson (2002a).
Blastobasis lignea Walsingham, 1894.
Aggassiz (2004a), Aguiar & Karsholt (2006a), Cosson (2008a), Dickson (2002a), Hering (1957a), Robbins (1991a).