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38.001 ~ 0590 ~ Perittia obscurepunctella
UK Status

Widely distributed across most of England, becoming less common in the north. It also occurs scarcely in Wales and Ireland.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded at Middletown in the east of the county in 2020.

Wingspan :   M & F 8-10mm

Confusion species

An obscurely marked species, so care should be taken when giving an id.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Semi-open woodland.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on leaf. Larva forms a large inflated brown blotch. Pupates on the bark of the plant.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by CBo, 12th June 2020, Middletown