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    Argyresthia bonnetella Argyresthia albistria    
           
           
           
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These moths can be recognised by their resting posture when settled, as they sit head down with their hindlegs tucked along their abdomen. They have a tumbling flight around their foodplant on warm days.

The larva typically feeds within a shoot, overwinters while small, then resumes feeding in the spring before pupation in late spring or early summer.