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1063 ~ Celypha striana
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common throughout England and Wales as far north as Durham, becoming more scarce in the north.

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common in the north of the county.

Wingspan :   M. 17-22mm. F. 16-19mm.

Confusion species


None.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Habitat

Grassy places.

Foodplant

Dandelion.

Lifestage data

Root feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva burrows into the root of the plant and feeds within. Pupates spun up in a cocoon of earth and silk in the root or nearby.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 2nd July 2009, Llanfyllin