728 Monochroa cytisella
(Curtis, 1837)Wingspan 10-12 mm.
Widespread in England and Wales where its foodplant, bracken (Pteridium aquilinum), occurs, perhaps preferring sheltered sunny sites.
The colourful larva feeds May - June in a slight gall in the main stem of bracken, often withering an adjacent side stem.
A single-brooded species, flying in July, and sometimes coming to light.