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0672 ~ Depressaria radiella ~ Parsnip Moth
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common, found throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found locally across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 24-29mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Grassy places.


Hogweed and wild parsnip.

Lifestage data

Eggs, oviposition site undescribed. Larva, early stages unknown, later stages feed within flower panicles, using galleries to get from one flower to another. Pupates inside the stem.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 4th June 2008, CAT