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19.001 ~ 0470 ~ Orthotelia sparganella ~ Reed Fanner
UK Status

Resident. Local in England, Wales and southern Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from two sites in the west of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 18-28mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wet areas, around ponds.


Bur-reed, iris, reed sweet-grass.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on the stem. Larva mines the leaves and stem. Pupates within the stem, often low down.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 11th Aug 2012, Cors Dyfi