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22.003 ~ 0449d ~ Prays ruficeps
UK Status

Resident. Insufficient information.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2014 at Roundton Hill Nature Reserve in the east of the county. Only the 2nd record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F 14-17mm.

Confusion species

The dark form of Prays fraxinella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

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

Photo by DB, 24th June 2014, Roundton
Confirmed by Gen. Det.