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1316 ~ Catoptria falsella
UK Status

Resident. A local, rather uncommon species found from Aberdeen southwards.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded on a few occasions in the east of the county, the only records in recent times occurring in 2011 (pictured below).

Wingspan :   M & F, 18-24mm.

Confusion species


None
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)

Habitat

Mossy walls, thatch or dense evergreen foliage.

Foodplant

Moss.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva forms a silk-lined gallery and feeds within. Pupates in larval gallery.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 15th July 2011, Middletown

Photo by MDH, 1st Aug 2011, Llanfyllin