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0968 ~ Cochylis nana
UK Status

Resident. A widespread and fairly common species in Britain, more scarce in Ireland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found for the first time at Cors Dyfi in the far west of the county in 2011.

Wingspan :   M & F,9-13mm.

Confusion species


None.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Silver birch catkins.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on catkins. Larva lives and feeds within the catkins. Pupates in a silken cocoon attached to the trunk of the tree.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MW, 20th May 2011, Cors Dyfi

Photo by SOS, 2nd June 2016, Guilsfield