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49.028 ~ 0986 ~ Syndemis musculana
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles up to an altitude of 2,500ft.

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 17-21mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Many habitats.


Many trees and shrubs.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds in spun or rolled leaves. Pupates in a loosely spun cocoon amongst the leaf litter or on the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 6th May 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 22nd Apr 2011, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 4th May 2011, Commins Coch