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19.003 ~ 0396 ~ Glyphipterix fuscoviridella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common in England and Wales and south-east Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Rarely recorded.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-16mm.

Confusion species

Care should be taken, very similar to other species of Glyphipterix.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Dry uncultivated grasslands.


Field wood-rush

Lifestage data

Stem miner. Eggs laid on the stems. Larva mines down through the stem to the roots. Pupates at the bottom of the mine.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 20th June 2011, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 2nd June 2020, Llanfyllin