Parachronistis albiceps: Distribution map

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35.161 BF756
Parachronistis albiceps

(Zeller, 1839)


Wingspan c.10 mm.

The larvae of this fairly distinctive species have not been well described, but are known to feed inside the buds of the foodplant, hazel (Corylus avellana) in late spring.

The species is well distributed in the southern half of mainland Britain, reaching northwards to Yorkshire.

The adult moths fly in June and July, and are sometimes attracted to light.
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