|0792 ~ Mirificarma mulinella|
Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.
Recorded from two county locations but, as it feeds on gorse, it is probably more prevalent than this.
Wingspan : M & F, 11-15mm.
time & Voltinity
Heathland and wasteland.
Gorse and broom.
Bud miner. Eggs, oviposition site unobserved. Larva makes a small hole in a bud that isn't quite open and feeds within, this process is repeated several times. Pupates in a fragile cocoon amongst leaf litter on ground.
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Photo by PRW, 26th July 2008, Commins Coch
Photo by MDH, 5th Aug 2010, Llanfyllin