|0878 ~ Batrachedra praeangusta|
Resident. Widespread and common throughout Britain as far north as Aberdeenshire.
Recorded from two sites in the eastern side of the county at Welshpool and Llanfyllin.
Wingspan : M & F, 14-15mm.
time & Voltinity
Wherever foodplant is found.
White poplar, aspen, white & goat willow
Catkin feeder/bud miner. Eggs probably laid on twig. Larva feed on female catkins (when catkins in short supply they mine buds). Pupates in narrow cocoon covered with lichen particles.
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Photo by MDH, 1st Aug 2009, Llanfyllin