|0023 ~ Ectoedemia argyropeza|
Resident. Locally common as far north as Fife in Scotland.
First recorded in 2013 at Middletown in the east of the county. An uncommon species in north Wales.
Wingspan : M & F 6-7mm.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid on the petiole. Larva first mines petiole causing it to swell, later mines leaf. In autumn the mined portion of the leaf remains green - aka 'Green islands'. Overwinters in cocoon as larva, pupates spring.
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Photo by DB, 29th Sept 2013, Middletown