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0130 ~ Incurvaria masculella
UK Status

Resident. Common throughout mainland Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from scattered sites in the east and west the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-16mm.

Confusion species

Some species of Incurvaria are very similar. One of the best ways of separating them is to identify the pupal case.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner/Case-bearing. Eggs laid on leaf. Larva forms small white blotches, then a case which falls to ground. The larva continues to feed and case is finally attached to a vertical surface where pupation takes place.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 24th May 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 24th May 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 22nd Apr 2011, Llanfyllin