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16.021 ~ 0442 ~ Cedestis gysseleniella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and fairly common throughout much of England and Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2017 at Commins Coch in the far west of the county. This is the first record for North Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F 11-13mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Pine woodland and scrub heathland.



Lifestage data

Web forming. Eggs laid base of needle. Larva feeds on the needles in a slight web. Pupates in a dense white cocoon on ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 3rd Aug 2017, Commins Coch