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49.178 ~ 1070 ~ Stictea mygindiana
UK Status

Resident. Fairly common, but restricted to the moors and mountains from Derbyshire northwards and north Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded at the Berwyns in 2011.

Wingspan :   M. 17-20mm. F. 15-18mm.

Confusion species

O. arbutella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Heath, moors and hilly or mountainous places.


Bog myrtle and cow berry.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds within a tent of spun leaves. Pupates in a cocoon of silk and frass within a tent.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by JEG, April 2011, Berwyns