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0728 ~ Monochroa cytisella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and fairly common throughout Britain as far north as Co. Durham.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found in two widely separated sites in the county at Commins Coch and Llanfyllin.

Wingspan :   M & F,10-12mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Woods, heaths and hillsides.



Lifestage data

Eggs, oviposition site unknown. Larva feeds on the upper part of the stem causing it to droop. Pupates in detritus or the soil.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 11th July 2010, Commins Coch