Praydidae

0449 (ABH22.002) Ash Bud Moth Prays fraxinella, (Bjerkander, 1784)

KR01424

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Leaf mine on Ash - early larval feeding
Leaf mine on Ash - early larval feeding
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This species has a unicolourous dark form which is found later in the year. This form is recognized as a distinct species Prays ruficeps in some countries.


Wingspan: 14-17mm
Foodplant(s): Ash (Fraxinus excelsior)
Flying: One generation, June-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 56 (20.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 18 April to 26 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 16 May to 23 October



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, yellow, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5