449 * Ash Bud Moth * Prays fraxinella
Wingspan: 14-18mm. Plain dark form also occurs
Flight time: June-August
Habitat: Can be found wherever foodplant occurs
Larval foodplant: Ash
A small irregular corridor with dispersed frass widens into a small blotch.
In spring the larvae feed in the flower buds, causing them to droop.
Ash Bud Moth, Prays fraxinella
Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. July 2011