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72.052 ~ 2493 ~ Dotted Fan-foot  ~ Macrochilo cribrumalis
UK Status

National scarce B. South-east England and mid-Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

Probable wanderer. First recorded at Commins Coch in the west of the county in 2020.

Wingspan :   M & F, 13-14mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Wetland - favours open areas.


Wood sedge, hairy wood-rush and field wood-rush.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a part grown larva in the vegetation. Larva July - May. Pupates in a cocoon at ground level.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 14th June 2020, Commins Coch