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49.225 ~ 1205a ~ Spilonota laricana
UK Status

Resident. A local, but relatively common species found in the southern half of Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2015 at Hafren Forest in the south of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 12-17mm.

Confusion species

Spilonota ocellana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Larch plantations.


Larch and sitka spruce.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs lain on foodplant. Larva first mines leaves, later creates a spinning. Pupates in larval habitation.
Montgomeryshire photos
Photo by DB, 12th Aug 2015, Hafren Forest