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35.046 ~ 0782 ~ Bryotropha senectella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout Britain except for the far north of Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from two sites.

Wingspan :   M & F, 9-12.5mm.

Confusion species

B. umbrosella, B. affinis, B. desertella and B.similis.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives and feeds on mosses. Pupal site undescribed.
Montgomeryshire photos

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

Photo by DB, 3rd July 2014, Roundton Hill
Confirmed by gen.det (DB)