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0143 ~ Nematopogon metaxella 
UK Status

Resident. Very local in the southern half of the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

This species was first recorded in 2014 at Middletown in the east of the county. Since then there have been a few scattered records from across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 15-17mm.

Confusion species

Nematopogon panzerella and Nematopogon pilella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)


Woodlands, fens and marshes.


Herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on petiole of plant. Larva falls to ground and makes a case where it feeds on low plants.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 3rd June 2014, Middletown
Confirmed by Gen. Det.

Photo by SOS, June 2016, Guilsfield