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0296 ~ Calybites phasianipennella
UK Status

Resident. Locally common, though widespread in England.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded at Commins Coch in 2010. Uncommon in north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-11mm.

Confusion species


None
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)

Habitat

Damp woodland and fens.

Foodplant

Mainly water pepper.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva first mines a gallery which turns into a squarish blotch, it later rolls the leaf and feeds within. Pupates in a fragile cocoon in the last rolled leaf.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 11th Sept 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by DB, 1st July 2015, Llandinam Gravels