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49.193 ~ 1104 ~ Endothenia quadrimaculana
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and fairly common throughout much of the British Isles, more local in northern England and Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2014 at Middletown in the east of the county. Prior to that, not recorded in north Wales since 2006.

Wingspan :   M & F 12-15mm.

Confusion species

Endothenia ericetana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Marsh woundwort and spear mint.

Lifestage data

Root feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds on the roots lining the galleries with silk. Pupates 'spun up' in the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 29th July 2014, Middletown
Confirmed by Gen. Det.

Photo by PRW, 15th Aug 2018, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 15th Aug 2018, Commins Coch