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49.005 ~ 1006 ~ Epagoge grotiana
UK Status

Resident. Widespread throughout the British Isles, can be locally common, more scarce in Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a few sites, in either side of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 13-17mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Mainly a woodland species.


Many trees and shrubs.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds openly on the leaves. Pupates in spun leaves.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 27th July 2008, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 24th July 2007, Commins Coch