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48.002 ~ 0388 ~ Prochoreutis myllerana ~ Small Metal-mark
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and Locally common.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in the west of the county at Commins Coch in 2011.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-14mm.

Confusion species

Prochoreutis sehestediana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Trivoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Skullcap and Lesser skullcap.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner/spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva first makes a small mine in the lowest leaf, later making a spinning in a shoot or between two leaves. Pupates in a spindle-shaped cocoon, spun in the fold of a leaf.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 10th Aug 2011, Commins Coch