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1504 ~ Gilmeria pallidactyla
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed but local over much of the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a single site in the west of the county at Commins Coch.

Wingspan :   M & F, 23-27mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.


Yarrow and possibly tansy.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva spins the central shoots together and feeds within. Later it bores into the stem and feeds there. Pupates on the underside of a leaf.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 17th June 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 5th July 2012, Commins Coch