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36.001 ~ 0878 ~ Batrachedra praeangusta
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout Britain as far north as Aberdeenshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from two sites in the eastern side of the county at Welshpool and Llanfyllin.

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-15mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.


White poplar, aspen, white & goat willow

Lifestage data

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.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 1st Aug 2009, Llanfyllin