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47.006 ~ 0481 ~ Epermenia falciformis
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and fairly common in England as far north as the Midlands and uncommon in Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

Locally fairly common. Recorded from three sites in the west of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-14mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Damp woodland and marshland.


Wild angelica and ground-elder.

Lifestage data

Spinning/leaf miner. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva, first generation feeds within spun leaflets, second generation mines the stem. Pupates on the ground in an open network cocoon.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 5th Aug 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 5th Aug 2006, Commins Coch