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0828 ~ Caryocolum viscariella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread in England and Wales, locally fairly common.

Montgomeryshire Status

First discovered in the north of the county at Llanfyllin in 2011.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-14mm.

Confusion species

Caryocolum alsinella, Caryocolum fraternella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)


Grassland, open woodland & hedgerows.


Red & white campion & sticky catchfly.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feed on young shoots & leaves which become contorted, outer leaves are spun together, feeds within. Pupates in a slight cocoon in debris on ground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 11th Aug 2011, Llanfyllin
Pics show male (gen det by ANG)

Photo by MDH, 11th Aug 2011, Llanfyllin