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49.201 ~ 1117 ~ Ancylis unguicella
UK Status

Distributed throughout much of the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded at Lake Vyrnwy in the north of the county in 2020.

Wingspan :   M & F 12-18mm

Confusion species

Fairly distinctive.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Hills and moors.

Foodplant

Heather and Calluna.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on upper surface of foodplant. Larva feed on the leaves. Pupates over-winter under ground in the leaf litter.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by GBC, 14th May 2020, Lake Vyrnwy