|0415 ~ Argyresthia retinella|
Resident. Widespread and very common throughout the British Isles.
Found at a few sites, mainly in the north of the county
Wingspan : M & F, 9-10mm.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found.
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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Photo by MDH, 2nd June 2020, Llanfyllin
Photo by PRW, 14th July 2012, Commins Coch