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49.172 ~ 1073 ~ Phiaris schulziana
UK Status

Resident. Mainly a northern and moorland species where it can be common and fairly widespread, but it is also found at low levels in several isolated localities in the south of England.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded first near Drum Ddu in the north of the county. This species is probably rather overlooked due to its moorland habitat.

Wingspan :   M, 18-25mm. F, 14-21mm.

Confusion species

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


Moorland and mountains.


Not perfectly known, but it has been found on crowberry and heather.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. The Larva feeds from a silken tube low down on the plant. Pupation details unknown.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by GBC, 13th July 2013, Lake Vrynwy