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72.06 ~ 2485 ~ Marsh Oblique-barred ~ Hypenodes humidalis
UK Status

Resident. Nat. Scarce B

Montgomeryshire Status

A 'Nationally Scarce B' species. This very small macro is easily overlooked as a micro moth. Seemingly quite a local species, probably due to its foodplant, which isn't actually known at this time, but it is associated with wet areas. It has been recorded from a few scattered sites throughout the county, mainly in the west.

Wingspan :  M & F, 14-15mm.

Confusion species

White-line Snout, and, because of its small size, it is often confused with micro moths.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Wet, boggy and marshy places.


Unknown in the wild. In captivity, cross-leaved heath, sphagnum moss and marsh cinquefoil.

Lifestage data

Largely unknown. Probably overwinters as a larva or a pupa. Pupates in a pendulous cocoon suspended from the foodplant.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 16th Aug 2010, Commins Coch