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35.153 ~ 0773 ~ Pseudotelphusa paripunctella ~ Tawny Groundling
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and fairly common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found once at Commins Coch in the west of the county in 2009.

Wingspan :   M & F,11-12mm.

Confusion species

Teleiodes wagae.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Two distinct races known, one feeding in oak habitat, the other on habitats with bog myrtle.


Oak and bog myrtle.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives between flatly spun leaves, leaving large green blotches in leaf. Pupates in a fragile cocoon in detritus.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 16th June 2009, Commins Coch