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0787 ~ Bryotropha terrella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and very common throughout the British Isles especially in sandy places.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from four sites in the county, but will probably be more widespread.

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-16.5mm.

Confusion species

B. politella and B. desertella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Mosses and common bent.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs, oviposition site undescribed. Larva forms a white silken tube attached to the moss on which it feeds. Pupates in a cocoon in the larval feeding place.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 28th May 2010, Llanfyllin
Confirmed by gen.det (ANG).