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2.003 ~ 0008 ~ Eriocrania unimaculella
UK Status

Well distributed and relatively common over much of Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded at Lake Vyrnwy in the north of the county in 2020.

Wingspan :   M & F 9-11mm

Confusion species

None.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Birch.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid in a leaf bud. Larva forms a blotch. Pupa: In the soil in a tough cocoon.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by GBC, 2nd May 2020, Lake Vyrnwy
Leaf mine on birch