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19.014 ~ 0476 ~ Acrolepia autumnitella ~ Bittersweet Fanner
UK Status

Resident. A local species found in the southern half of Britain, but spreading north and west.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2012 at Middletown in the east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 11-13mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Bittersweet, deadly nightshade and tomatoes.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on leaf . Larva mines leaf making a transparent blotch. Pupates in an open network cocoon in the detritus on the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 25th Feb 2012, Middletown

Photo by SOS, 8th Dec 2013, Guilsfield