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1368 ~ Loxostege sticticalis
UK Status

Migrant. A scarce species which can crop up anywhere.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2019 at Middletown in the north-east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 24-29mm.

Confusion species


Fairly distinctive.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Mugwort.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. Eating the upper sides of the leaves between the veins. Pupates over winter.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DHB, 3rd Aug 2019, Middletown