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0779 ~ Bryotropha affinis
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common in southern Britain, but more local in the north.

Montgomeryshire Status

First discovered in the east of the county at Middletown in 2012.

Wingspan :   M & F 9.5-12.5mm.

Confusion species


Other species of Bryotropha.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)

Habitat

Urban areas and parkland.

Foodplant

Mosses.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds from a silken gallery, in which it also lives. Pupa is light brown and situated in the larval gallery.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 18th July 2012, Middletown
Confirmed by gen det (ANG)