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0873 ~ Blastobasis adustella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Common. Recorded locally throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 13-19mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever food source is found.


Grand fir, galls, decaying vegetable matter, bird droppings and other dead or live organic matter.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on food source. Larva feeds openly on food source. Pupates in white woven cocoon on ground, occasionally overwintering twice.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 17th July 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 17th July 2009, Llanfyllin