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35.028 ~ 0866 ~ Brachmia blandella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and fairly common in England as far north as Yorkshire and from a few localities in the southern half of Wales. 

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from two widely separated sites either side of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-19mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


A wide range of habitats.


Gorse, grand fir and insect galls.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs, oviposition site unknown. Larva forms a slight spinning from which it feeds and overwinters. Pupal site not unknown.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 21st Aug 2007, Commins Coch