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49.224 ~ 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

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Open woodland, orchards & gardens.


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.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 9th July 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by MW, 18th July 2013, Cors Dyfi