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1205 ~ Spilonota ocellana ~ Bud Moth
UK Status

Resident. Widespread throughout Britain as far north as Inverness-shire, more common and can be abundant in the south.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded in the west of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-17mm.

Confusion species


None.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Open woodland, orchards & gardens.

Foodplant

Many deciduous trees and shrubs.

Lifestage data

Bud miner/spinning. Eggs laid on upper surface of leaf. Larva first feeds in fruit and leaf buds, then spins several leaves together and feeds within. Pupates in larval habitation.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 9th July 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by MW, 18th July 2013, Cors Dyfi