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0420 ~ Argyresthia pruniella ~ Cherry Fruit Moth
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a few scattered sites across the county, very likely to be more common than the records suggest.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-12mm.

Confusion species

A. bonnetella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Shoot miner. Eggs laid singly under a bud scale. Larva first mines a flowering shoot, then bores into the shoot or developing fruit. Pupates in a double cocoon (one within the other) on the ground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 26th June 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PAR, 4th Sept 2016, Abermule