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1338 ~ Eudonia lacustrata
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout Britain as far north as southern Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 18-22mm.

Confusion species

Eudonia mercurella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Moss feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva builds a slight tubular web amongst the moss and feeds within. Pupal site undocumented.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 17th July 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by TS, 14th July 2013, Pont Robert