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35.147 ~ 0767 ~ Carpatolechia decorella ~ Winter Oak Groundling
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and local throughout much of the British isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2010 at Commins Coch in the west of the county. This was only the sixth record for north Wales. Since 2010 it has also been recorded at Middletown in the far north-east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 13-14mm.

Confusion species

C. alburnella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Woodlands and scrubby areas.


Deciduous oak and dogwood.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on leaf of foodplant. Larva feeds in a folded leaf. Pupation site not documented.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 20th Aug 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 20th Aug 2010, Commins Coch