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0742 ~ Monochroa lutulentella
UK Status

Resident. A widespread but local species found chiefly in the south-east of England.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2012 at Middletown in the east of the county. 

Wingspan :   M & F 14-16mm.

Confusion species

Other Monochroa sp.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)


Fens and damp place, but has also been recorded in dry fields.


The roots of meadowsweet.

Lifestage data

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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 25th July 2012, Middletown
Male, confirmed by gen det (ANG)