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0472 ~ Digitivalva pulicariae
UK Status

Resident. A local species with a patchy distribution, found in the southern half of Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2012 at Middletown in the east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 12-14mm.

Confusion species

Acrolepiopsis assectella
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine.)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Fleabane and hemp-agrimony.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on leaf . Larva mines leaf making a whitish blotch. Pupates in an open network cocoon under a leaf or in the detritus in the leaf litter.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 3rd May 2012, Middletown