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0768 ~ Carpatolechia notatella
UK Status

Resident. A widespread and fairly common species found throughout Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in the east of the county at Dolforwyn Woods Nature Reserve in 2011.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-15mm.

Confusion species

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


Woodland, heathland, scrub & fens.


Various sallow species.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds under the down on the underside of leaf often curling the leaf edge, sometimes two leaves are spun together. Pupates in a flimsy cocoon on the ground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 21st May 2011, Dolforwyn Woods

Photo by PRW, 21st May 2011, Dolforwyn