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0421 ~ Argyresthia bonnetella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and very common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 9-11mm.

Confusion species

A. pruniella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found, but especially on downland.



Lifestage data

Shoot miner. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva overwinters in a spinning, then mines a terminal shoot in the spring. Pupates in a rough cocoon on the ground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 7th Aug 2010, Lake Vyrnwy