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0415 ~ Argyresthia retinella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and very common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found at a few sites, mainly in the north of the county

Wingspan :   M & F, 9-10mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Bud/stem miner. Eggs laid on the foodplant. Larva feed in the stem, bud or a catkin where it also overwinters. Pupates in a cocoon on the trunk after leaving its overwintering site.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 2nd June 2020, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 14th July 2012, Commins Coch