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49.188 ~ 1099 ~ Endothenia marginana
UK Status

Resident. Locally common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

One old record from the south-west corner of the county at Staylittle in 1975.

Wingspan :   M & F, 11-16mm.

Confusion species

E. gentianaeana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Grassland, damp woods and boggy places.


Betony, teasel, hemp-nettles, lousewort's, yellow rattle and ribwort plantain.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva forms silken gallery and feeds on seeds within. Pupal site undocumented.
Montgomeryshire photos