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49.058 ~ 1034 ~ Spatalistis bifasciana ~ Small Purple Button
UK Status

Occurs locally in parts of southern England and Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded at Commins Coch in the west of the county in 2020.

Wingspan :   M & F 6-7mm

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Open woodland & hedgerows.


Many deciduous tree sp.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds in within withered spun leaves. Pupa - undescribed.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 30th May 2020, Commins Coch