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35.146 ~ 0776 ~ Teleiopsis diffinis
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2011 at Llanfyllin in the north of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-16mm.

Confusion species

Care must be taken in the identification, there are a number of very similar species.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine +)


Grassland and heathland.


Sheep's sorrel.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds from a silken gallery spun in the upper parts of the roots, stem and occasionally the seedheads. Pupa undescribed.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 5th May 2011, Llanfyllin