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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.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 25th July 2013, Llanfyllin