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1404 ~ Spoladea recurvalis
UK Status

Migrant. A scarce migrant from the tropics which up until 2011 had only been recorded about a dozen times, mainly from southern coastal sites of England.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in Commins Coch in the west of the county in 2011.

Wingspan :   M & F, 22-24mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (?)


Could turn up anywhere.


Beet, spinach and maize.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives and feeds in a silken web on the leaves. Pupation site undescribed.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 2nd Oct 2011, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 2nd Oct 2011, Commins Coch