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0856 ~ Anarsia spartiella
UK Status

Resident. Local in England and Wales, very local in Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Discovered in the east of the county at Middletown in 2012.

Wingspan :   M & F 12-15.mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)


Heathland, downland, waste ground and scrub.


Gorse, broom and Dyer's greenwood.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant Larva feeds between spun shoots. Pupates in a cocoon, in larval feeding place.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 22nd July 2012, Middletown

Photo by PRW, 18th June 2014, Commins Coch