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45.041 ~ 1520 ~ Hellinsia osteodactylus
UK Status

Resident. A widespread but local species found in central England, north Wales and southern Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded at Llanymynech Rocks in the north-east of the county in 2011.

Wingspan :   M & F, 16-23mm.

Confusion species

Care must be taken in the identification, there are a number of very similar species.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Open woodland and coastal areas.


Ragwort and golden-rod

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. The Larva feeds on the flowers and seedheads. Pupates on the ground in the debris.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 2nd July 2011, Llanymynech

Photo by DB, 15th July 2011, Middletown