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2225 ~ Minor Shoulder-knot ~ Brachylomia viminalis
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species that is found in low numbers throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 29-34mm.

Confusion species

Marbled, Rufous and Tawny Minors and Union Rustic.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Mainly wet and boggy places.

Foodplant

Willows and aspen.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg which is laid on the twigs of the foodplant. Larva April-June, feeding at first on terminal shoots and later hiding in spun leaves during the day, emerging at night to feed.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 13th July 2009, Commins Coch