Phalacropterix graslinella

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Phalacropterix graslinella
Grasninella m.JPG
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Psychidae
Genus: Phalacropterix
Species: P. graslinella
Binomial name
Phalacropterix graslinella
(Boisduval, 1852)
Synonyms
  • Psyche graslinella Boisduval, 1852

Phalacropterix graslinella is a species of moth of the Psychidae family. It is found from France to southern Russia and from northern Italy to Fennoscandia and the Baltic region.

Phalacropterix graslinella case

The wingspan is 17–21 mm for males. Females are wingless.

The larvae feed on Erica, including Empetrum nigrum, Calluna and possibly Vaccinium. They construct a bag from plant debris such as twigs.

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