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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)


Habitat

Wet, boggy and marshy places.

Foodplant

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.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 16th Aug 2010, Commins Coch