Bryotropha figulella (Staudinger, 1859)
silken tubes and (at right) cocoon (from Huertas-Dionisio, 2010a).
Larvae in sand-covered silken tubes that reach from in the soil over the plant until the young foliage; pupation in the soil.
distribution within Europe
See Huertas Dionisio (2010a).
The biology of this species is exceptional: all other species of the genus Bryotropha feed on and live among mosses.
Huertas Dionisio (2007a, 2010a), Karsholt & Rutten (2005a).