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35.123 ~ 0819 ~ Scrobipalpa costella ~ Winter Groundling
UK Status

Resident. Found throughout much of England and Wales, becoming more local and less common in northern England and southern Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a single site in the west of the county at Commins Coch.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-14mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine+)


Hedgerows, shingle & gardens.



Lifestage data

General mining species. Eggs, oviposition site undescribed. Larva mines from midrib of leaf and forms blotch. Berries & stems also mined. Also known to form web and feed amongst leaves. Pupates outside larval mine.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 1st Sept 2009, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 9th Aug 2010, Commins Coch