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49.345 ~ 1219 ~ Lathronympha strigana
UK Status

Resident. Locally common in the south of Britain more scarce further north.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-17mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine?)


Woodland and grassy places.


St. John's-wort.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva spins terminal leaves and shoots tightly together and feeds within, it also occasionally feeds on flowers and seed capsules. Pupates in a whitish silken cocoon in the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 15th Aug 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 23rd June 2010, Llanfyllin