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7.001 ~ 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

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Favours damp woodland.


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.
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