|1139 ~ Epinotia tenerana ~ Nut Bud Moth|
Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.
Fairly well distributed across the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 12-16mm.
time & Voltinity
Wherever foodplant is found.
Alder and hazel.
Catkin feeder. Eggs laid on buds. Larva first feeds inside a catkin, later moving to developing leaf buds. Pupates in a flimsy cocoon amongst dead leaves on the ground.
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Photo by MDH, 18th Sept 2009, Llanfyllin