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62.007 ~ 1433 ~ Cryptoblabes bistriga
UK Status

Resident. Local in England and Wales, but sometimes found in numbers.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded infrequently in one location -  Commins Coch.

Wingspan :   M & F, 18-20mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Oak woodland.


Mainly oak.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva folds the leaf with silk and lives within, eating holes in leaves often between the veins. Pupates in a cocoon amongst the detritus on the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 17th May 2011, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 17th May 2011, Commins Coch