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29.002 ~ 0664 ~ Diurnea lipsiella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread but local, found throughout the British Isles except the far north of Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded in two sites in the county, Commins Coch and Llanfyllin.

Wingspan :   M & F, 22-25mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Oak woodland.


Many deciduous trees.

Lifestage data

Eggs probably laid on a twig or bark. Larva feeds between flatly spun leaves (one above the other). Pupates in a cocoon in detritus or the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 30th Oct 2009, Llanfyllin