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35.017 ~ 0797 ~ Neofaculta ericetella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Just four records exist, all from the western side of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 13-18mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Heathland, moorland and gardens.



Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva first feeds on flowers and later in spun shoots. Pupates in a cocoon in the larval feeding place or in the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 23rd Apr 2011, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 23rd Apr 2011, Commins Coch