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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.)

Habitat

Scrubland, heathland and poor grassland.

Foodplant

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