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32.04 ~ 0671 ~ Depressaria ultimella
UK Status

Resident. Fairly common and widespread in England as far north as Lancashire and some southern counties of Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

Infrequently recorded in the county but widely distributed.

Wingspan :   M & F, 16-21mm.

Confusion species

D. daucella
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wet, boggy and marshy places.


Fool's water-cress and fine-leaved water-dropwort.

Lifestage data

Eggs, oviposition site undescribed. Larva starts life feeding in an umbel, then feeds internally in stems, even below the water level. Pupates in a loose silken cocoon in a lower stem.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by SOS, 10th Feb 2013, Guilsfield