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49.167 ~ 1068 ~ Celypha rivulana
UK Status

Resident. Found over a wide area of the British Isles, but is rather local and scattered in distribution

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2015 at Lake Glaslyn in the west of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 15-19mm.

Confusion species

A fairly distinctive species.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Damp meadows and heaths as well as woodland and downland.


A wide range of herbaceous plants, as well as on shrubs and trees.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds flowers and terminal shoots. Pupates in a flimsy cocoon spun up in the debris.
Montgomeryshire photos
Photo by DB, 22nd Aug 2015, Lake Glaslyn
Confirmed by Gen. Det.