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35.056 ~ 0724 ~ Metzneria lappella
UK Status

Resident. A common species in the eastern and southern parts of the UK, but local in the north and west.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2015 at Middletown in the east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 16-20mm.

Confusion species

Care should be taken, other species in this group are very similar.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Waste ground, open woodland and downland.


Greater burdock

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds internally on the seeds. Overwinters until April then pupates in situ.
Montgomeryshire photos
Photo by DB, 7th July 2015, Middletown