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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. An excellent new record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F 15-17mm.

Confusion species


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

Habitat

Woodlands, fens and marshes.

Foodplant

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