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49.043 ~ 1026 ~ Exapate congelatella
UK Status

Resident. Locally widespread throughout much of the British Isles. One of the latest species to emerge in the year.

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common, found at scattered sites throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M. 20-23mm. F. 10-11mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Many habitats.


Various trees and shrubs.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on stems and twigs. Larva hatches in the spring and feeds in spun shoots. Pupates in a cocoon, in debris on the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 20th Oct 2007, Commins Coch