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49.223 ~ 1159 ~ Rhopobota naevana
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed and generally common throughout the British Isles as far north as Sutherland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Several records from across the county, especially in the west.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-16mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Many habitats.


Many broadleaf trees.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on twigs of foodplant. Larva spins young leaves on shoots tightly together and feeds within. Pupates spun up in larval habitation or spun up in litter on ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 12th July 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 20th July 2007, Commins Coch