|0989 ~ Aphelia paleana ~ Timothy Tortrix|
Resident. Widespread and fairly common throughout England and Wales, more scarce in Scotland.
Fairly common throughout the county. Can be present in huge numbers e.g. 1000's in one moth trap - see pic below!
Wingspan : M & F, 13-16mm.
A. unitana and A. viburnana.
time & Voltinity
Generally damp or wet places.
Many herbaceous plants.
Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds in rolled or spun leaves. Pupates in a white silken cocoon in a spun shoot.
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Photo by MDH, 12th July 2009, Llanfyllin
Photo by RB, 31st July 2011, Llanidloes.
Pic shows plague-like quantities in moth trap!