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1344 ~ Eudonia mercurella
UK Status

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

Montgomeryshire Status

A very common species that seems to be restricted to the northern half of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 17-18mm.

Confusion species


E. alpina.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Habitat

Wherever foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Mosses.

Lifestage data

Moss feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva forms silken galleries amongst the moss and feeds within. Pupates in a slight cocoon in the moss.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 22nd July 2009, Llanfyllin