home > county list > micro moths > (431 of 678)
Go UpPausePlay Species Slideshow
49.01 ~ 1009 ~ Philedonides lunana
UK Status

Resident. Locally common on heaths and moors from Cheshire northwards and a few records from north Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2011 in the Berwyns, north of the county, probably quite scarce.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-16mm.

Confusion species

Fairly distinctive.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Open country, heaths and moorland.


Heather, myrtle and other herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds in spun or folded leaves. Pupates in spun leaves or on the ground..
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 11th April 2014, Lake Glaslyn