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0770 ~ Carpatolechia proximella 
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

First confirmed in the north of the county in 2014 in the Lake Vyrnwy area.

Wingspan :   M & F 13-16mm.

Confusion species

Carpatolechia alburnella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Birch and alder.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds in a folded leaf. Pupates in a loose cocoon in the detritus.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 24th June 2014, Lake Vyrnwy