20.021 (BF420) Cherry Fruit Moth Argyresthia pruniella (Clerck, 1759)
Wingspan 10-13mm. Forewing length 5-6mm.
This tiny micro-moth rests in a most distinctive way with its nose-down.
The adult flies May to August, and flies at dusk. It is found where the foodplant cherry occurs, where the larva feed within the cherry itself and may pose a nuisance in orchards. Common and widespread, but more local in northern regions.
© Pete Hillman July 2017.