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63.072 ~ 1343 ~ Eudonia delunella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread but local throughout the British Isles as far north as southern Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found at three scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 17-18mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


A woodland species.


Mosses and lichen.

Lifestage data

Moss feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives in the mosses and lichen on the trunks of trees and feeds within. Pupal site undocumented.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 24th July 2022, Commins Coch