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0789 ~ Bryotropha domestica
UK Status

Resident. Widespread in England and Wales, also found in Glasgow and Wigtownshire in Scotland, can be common.

Montgomeryshire Status

Rarely recorded and only from the west of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-15mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Mainly urban areas.



Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs, oviposition site undescribed. Larva lives in a silken gallery where it feeds, in later instars it feeds outside gallery. Pupates in open network cocoon in larval feeding place.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by AT, 14th July 2012, Derwenlas