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1288 ~ Alucita hexadactyla ~ Twenty-plume Moth
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and very common in England, less common in Wales and Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-16mm.

Confusion species


None.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Habitat

Wherever foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Honeysuckle

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva forms a whitish blotch in the leaf or eats out a flower bud. Pupates in the mine.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 24th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin