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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.
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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)