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45.013 ~ 1508 ~ Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

A single very old record from the east of the county at Breidden Graggs in 1941.

Wingspan :   M & F, 17-25mm.

Confusion species

S. pterodactyla.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.


A wide range of herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feed on flowers and seeds. Pupates attached to the foodplant of a nearby stem.
Montgomeryshire photos