|0411 ~ Argyresthia goedartella|
Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.
Common. Found throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 10-12mm.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found.
Birch and alder.
Shoot miner. Eggs laid on the foodplant. Larva feed in the stem or a catkin where it also overwinters. Pupates in a cocoon under bark after leaving its overwintering site.
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Photo by MDH, 18th July 2009, Llanfyllin
Photo by PRW, 16th Aug 2010, Commins Coch
Pic shows golden form
Photo by MDH, 4th July 2011, Llanfyllin