|1170 ~ Gypsonoma oppressana|
Resident. A local species found sporadically throughout England and Wales.
Discovered in the east of the county at Middletown in 2013, which is only the third record for north Wales.
Wingspan : M & F 13-15mm.
A fairly distinctive species.
time & Voltinity
Woodland margins, parks, meadows and gardens.
Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva first feeds beneath leaf in silken web, later feeding on buds where it lives in horn-like tube constructed of frass & silk. Pupates in flimsy cocoon in soil.
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Photo by DB, 15th July 2013, Middletown