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1170 ~ Gypsonoma oppressana
UK Status

Resident. A local species found sporadically throughout England and Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

Discovered in the east of the county at Middletown in 2013, which is only the third record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F 13-15mm.

Confusion species


A fairly distinctive species.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)

Habitat

Woodland margins, parks, meadows and gardens.

Foodplant

Poplars.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva first feeds beneath leaf in silken web, later feeding on buds where it lives in horn-like tube constructed of frass & silk. Pupates in flimsy cocoon in soil.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 15th July 2013, Middletown