|0691 ~ Agonopterix purpurea|
Resident. A local species found in the southern half of Britain.
First recorded in 2013 at Llanymynech Rocks in the north-east of the county. This is only the tenth record for north Wales.
Wingspan : M & F 11-15mm.
time & Voltinity
Downland and other dry, grassy places.
Wild carrot, rough chervil, cow parsley and hedge-parsley.
Leaf miner/spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva first mines a leaf, later it feeds externally within a spinning. Pupates amongst the detritus or in the soil.
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Photo by MDB, 20th May 2013, Llanymynech