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49.146 ~ 1089 ~ Apotomis semifasciana
UK Status

Resident. A scarce species widely distributed throughout Britain except the north of Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded only from the area of the Cors Dyfi Nature reserve (in the extreme west of the county) in 2009 and 2010.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-20mm.

Confusion species

A. lineana and A. semifasciana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Woodland, wet and damp places.



Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva first feeds on catkins and later in spun leaves. Pupates in white silken cocoon spun up in the foodplant leaves.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PB, 20th July 2010, Morben Isaf