|1205 ~ Spilonota ocellana ~ Bud Moth|
Resident. Widespread throughout Britain as far north as Inverness-shire, more common and can be abundant in the south.
Recorded in the west of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 12-17mm.
time & Voltinity
Open woodland, orchards & gardens.
Many deciduous trees and shrubs.
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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Photo by PRW, 9th July 2007, Commins Coch
Photo by MW, 18th July 2013, Cors Dyfi