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0652 ~ Alabonia geoffrella
UK Status

Resident. A local, but fairly common species found in the southern half of Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

A very striking species found infrequently on the eastern side of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 18-21mm.

Confusion species


None.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Woodland, hedgerows and mature plantations.

Foodplant

Dead stems.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on food source. Larva feeds under the bark of rotting wood. Pupates in yellowish-white cocoon in its feeding place.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 9th June 2010, Llanfyllin