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0654 ~ Pleurota bicostella
UK Status

Resident. A rather common species found throughout Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

Discovered at Commins Coch in the west of the county in 2012.

Wingspan :   M & F 23-25mm.

Confusion species

Pleurota aristella. Also some species of grass moths, but these all have shorter palps.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)


Heathland and moorland.


Cross-leaved heath and bell heather.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds from a silken web spun in the shoots of the foodplant. Pupation site undescribed.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 30th May 2012, Commins Coch

Photo by GBC, 3rd July 2013, Lake Vyrnwy