|0696 ~ Agonopterix propinquella|
Resident. Widespread but local throughout Britain, as far north as Renfrewshire.
Found at three widely separated sites in the north of the county.
Wingspan : M & F,16-19mm.
time & Voltinity
Open grassy places.
Spear thistle and creeping thistle.
Leaf miner/spinning. Eggs laid on a leaf. Larva first mines a leaf from the underside, it later feeds in a web under the leaf, making whitish blotches from above. Pupates in detritus or the soil.
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Photo by MDH, 19th May 2010, Llanfyllin
Male, confirmed by gen.det.