home > county list > micro moths > (650 of 660)
Go UpPausePlay Species Slideshow
1503 ~ Gilmeria ochrodactyla
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common over much of England and Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

A single old record coming from Staylittle in 1975.

Wingspan :   M & F, 24-28mm.

Confusion species

P. pallidactyla.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Shoot miner. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva mine down a shoot in autumn, into the roots where it hibernates, then mines up another shoot in the spring. Pupates on a stem or in a dead leaf.
Click map for larger image

Montgomeryshire photos