|1086 ~ Hedya salicella|
Resident. Found throughout England and Wales, but local in some areas..
First recorded in Middletown in the east of the county in 2011 and small numbers there, ever since. It has now also been found in a few other scattered sites throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 19-24mm.
A fairly distinctive species.
time & Voltinity
Marshy places, open woodland.
Many willow species, poplar.
Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives and feeds within spun leaves or shoots. Pupa dark brown to black, spun up in larval habitation.
Click map for larger image
Photo by DB, 12th July 2011, Middletown
Photo by PRW, 18th July 2013, Commins Coch