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47.005 ~ 0483 ~ Epermenia chaerophyllella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and fairly common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from three scattered sites in the east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-13mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine+)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Hogweed, wild angelica, wild parsnip, cow parsley and wild carrot.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner/web forming. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva first mines leaves, later feeding gregariously in a web. Pupates in a light brown cocoon in a leaf or on the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 20th Apr 2011, Llanfechain