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49.166 ~ 1076 ~ Celypha lacunana
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and very common throughout the British Isles, can be abundant.

Montgomeryshire Status

Very common throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-18mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Many habitats.


A wide range of herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on upper surface of leaf. Larva spins young shoots or flowers together and feeds within. Pupates spun up in leaf litter on ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 14th July 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PB, 17th July 2011, Morben ISAF