|0421 ~ Argyresthia bonnetella|
Resident. Widespread and very common throughout the British Isles.
Recorded from scattered sites across the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 9-11mm.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found, but especially on downland.
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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Photo by MDH, 7th Aug 2010, Lake Vyrnwy