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49.281 ~ 1168 ~ Gypsonoma sociana ~ White Cloaked Shoot
UK Status

Resident. Locally common in the southern half of Britain, very local in Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

This species was first recorded in 2014 at Middletown in the east of the county. Only the 7th record for north Wales

Wingspan :   M & F 12-15mm.

Confusion species

Gypsonoma aceriana and Gypsonoma dealbana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Aspen, black poplar and sallow sp.

Lifestage data

Stem miner. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva mines stem, later feeding in expanding buds. Pupates on ground or a crevice of bark.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 13th June 2014, Middletown