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0790 ~ Chionodes fumatella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread in England and Wales and the east coast of Scotland as far north as Elgin.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from two sites in the west of the county at Commins Coch and Morben camp site (near Machynlleth).

Wingspan :   M & F, 13-16mm.

Confusion species


None.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Mosses.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds openly on moss. Pupal site undescribed.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 14th Aug 2009, Cors Dyfi