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15.015 ~ 0294 ~ Aspilapteryx tringipennella ~ Ribwort Slender
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from sites either side of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-13mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Downland and rough grassland.


Ribwort plantain.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a long tortuous gallery which develops into a blotch, then spinning causes the leaf to fold, feeds within. Pupates in a white cocoon spun in the mine.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 6th June 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 6th June 2010, Commins Coch
A different form to the photo on left.

Photo by AT, 3rd Aug 2014, Derwenlas