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34.004 ~ 0898 ~ Limnaecia phragmitella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common throughout the British Isles as far north as Inverness-shire.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from three scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 16-22mm.

Confusion species


Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Beside water courses.


Lesser bulrush and reed mace.

Lifestage data

Stem miner. Eggs laid on the foodplant. Larva mines into the flower spike, leaf-sheaths or stems. Pupates in an elongate whitish cocoon inside the stem.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 24th July 2010, Cors Dyfi