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0802a ~ Gelechia sororculella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and fairly common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded once from New Mills in the eastern side of the county in 1998.

Wingspan :   M & F, 13-15mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Willow spp.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva forms a spinning amongst the leaves and occasionally the female catkins and feeds within. Pupates in a cocoon in larval feeding place or in soil.
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Montgomeryshire photos