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0470 ~ Orthotelia sparganella
UK Status

Resident. Local in England, Wales and southern Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from two sites in the west of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 18-28mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wet areas, around ponds.


Bur-reed, iris, reed sweet-grass.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on the stem. Larva mines the leaves and stem. Pupates within the stem, often low down.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 11th Aug 2012, Cors Dyfi