01544 Eidophasia messingiella, (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1840)

BF0469 (ABH18.007)


General Information

This is a very distinctive species and is unlikely to be confused with any other. It is the only member of the Eidophasia genus that occurs in the UK.


Pupates in a very loose silken mesh attached to the underside of a leaf.

Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 14-16mm
Foodplant(s): Hoary Cress (Cardaria draba)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Wasteland and other open places where the foodplant grows.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.