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41.003 ~ 0874 ~ Blastobasis lacticolella
UK Status

Resident. A fairly common species throughout Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

Discovered at Commins Coch in the west of the county in 2012.

Wingspan :   M & F 13-22mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine ?)


Woodland, parks, coastal scrub and gardens.


Found on a range of unrelated plants.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds externally. Pupates in a closely bound silken cocoon, in the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 17th June 2012,Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 17th June 2012,Commins Coch