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35.085 ~ 0762 ~ Athrips mouffetella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and fairly common throughout Britain as far north as Berwickshire in Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few records from the eastern side of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F,15-16mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Honeysuckle and snowberry.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on a twig. Larva draws several terminal leaves together and spins a dense white web between them where it feeds within. Pupates in fragile white cocoon attached to the plant.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 23rd June 2013, Middletown