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35.018 ~ 0858 ~ Hypatima rhomboidella ~ Square-spot Sober
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Restricted to a few sites in the north-east of the county and found to be fairly common at one site, Llanfyllin in the north of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 9-12mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Woodland, heathland and scrub.


Birch and hazel.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds in a spun shoot or rolled leaf. Pupates in a silken cocoon in detritus or soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 1st Aug 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 1st Aug 2009, Llanfyllin