Argyresthia spinosella   Copyright Martin Evans@WGUK
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Argyresthia spinosella  Stainton, 1849

Flight period: June and early July.

Forewing:  4 to 5mm.

Habitat: Hedgerows, scrub and woodland

Larvae: The larva burrows into a flowering shoot of Blackthorn in March, pupating in April or May. It overwinters as an egg.