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62.076 ~ 1415 ~ Hypsopygia glaucinalis
UK Status

Resident. Local and fairly common in Britain as far north as Lancashire.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from the northern half of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 23-31mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Haystacks, squirrels drays, and thatch.


Dried vegetable matter.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on food source. Larva feeds openly on dried vegetable matter, several larvae of different sizes may often be found feeding together. Pupates in a firm silken cocoon.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 28th July 2010, Llanfyllin