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49.372 ~ 1232 ~ Pammene populana
UK Status

Resident. A local, but sometimes abundant species found in Britain as far north as central Scotland where it is very local.

Montgomeryshire Status

Discovered in the far west of the county at the Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve in 2014.

Wingspan :   M & F 9-12mm.

Confusion species

Pammene spiniana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Woodlands, fens, hedgerows and marshes.



Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds in 'spun up' shoots and young leaves. Pupates under loose bark or rotten wood.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MW, 11th Aug 2014, Cors Dyfi