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5.001 ~ 0119 ~ Opostega salaciella
UK Status

Resident. Locally common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Discovered in the north of the county at Lake Vyrnwy in 2014.

Wingspan :   M & F 9-12mm.

Confusion species

Other species of Elachista pure white, but lack the eye caps.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Open habitats


Sheep's sorrel.

Lifestage data

Early stages unknown.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by GBC, 9th July 2014, Lake Vyrnwy