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45.028 ~ 1494 ~ Capperia britanniodactylus
UK Status

Resident. A widely distributed, but can be quite local.

Montgomeryshire Status

This species was first recorded in 2015 at Llandinam Gravels in the east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 12-17mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


South-facing and sloping stony habitats


Wood sage.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva first eats part way through stem then feeds on wilted leaves. Pupates along the stem of plant.
Montgomeryshire photos
Photo by DB, 1st July 2015, Llandinam Gravels