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22.002 ~ 0449 ~ Prays fraxinella ~ Ash Bud Moth
UK Status

Resident. Widespread throughout the British Isles, except the very north of Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from scattered sites throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-17mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine?)


Wherever the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner/bark miner. Eggs laid on a twig. Larva first mines the leaf, then mines the bark of a twig. Pupates in a cocoon, attached to the twig.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 26th June 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 27th June 2009, Llanfyllin