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1442 ~ Pempelia palumbella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and often common throughout the British Isles as far north as southern Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few records from the east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 22-28mm.

Confusion species


None.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Habitat

Heathland and moorland.

Foodplant

Heather.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva forms a web that soon becomes covered with frass and lives within. Pupates in a thick white cocoon in the soil.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 18th July 2013, Middletown