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0466 ~ Rhigognostis senilella
UK Status

Resident. Found in northern England, the west of Wales and Scotland where it is common.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a single site in the west of the county, Commins Coch in 2006.

Wingspan :   M & F, 19-23mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Rock-cress, flixweed and dame's violet.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on the foodplant. Larvae feed in a loose web, often gregariously. Pupates in an open network cocoon under a leaf or occasionally on the ground.
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Montgomeryshire photos