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0148 ~ Nemophora degeerella
UK Status

Resident. Rather common throughout England and Wales as far north as Cumberland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 17-23mm.

Confusion species


None.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Favours damp woodland.

Foodplant

Dead leaves.

Lifestage data

Case-bearing. Eggs are laid on flowers (possibly bluebell). Larva forms a flat pear shaped portable case from dead leaves from which it will feed. Pupa formed inside the case.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 10th June 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by MW, 11th May 2011, Cors Dyfi.
Pic shows a male.

Photo by MDH, 6th June 2012, Llanfyllin