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35.066 ~ 0735 ~ Monochroa tenebrella
UK Status

Resident. Locally common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2013 at Roundton Hill in the east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 10-12mm.

Confusion species

Eulamprotes unicolorella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Scrubland, heathland and poor grassland.


Sheep's sorrel.

Lifestage data

Root feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds on the roots and rootstock. Pupates in the larval feeding place.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 25th July 2013, Llanfyllin