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49.279 ~ 1169 ~ Gypsonoma dealbana
UK Status

Resident. Widespread throughout Britain as far north as Dunbartonshire. More common in southern England.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found at a few scattered site throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 11-14mm.

Confusion species

G. sociana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Open woodland.


Many broadleaf trees.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on twigs of foodplant. Larva first feeds on shoots and buds, later it spins leaves together and feeds within. Pupates in larval habitation or in a silken cocoon on the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 2nd July 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 4th July 2011, Llanfyllin