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10.002 ~ 0124 ~ Tischeria dodonaea ~ Small Carl
UK Status

Resident. A widespread but very local species found in Britain as for north as the Lake District.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2013 at Middletown in the east of the county. This very uncommon species is only the sixth record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F 6-7mm.

Confusion species

Tischeria ekebladella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Oak and sweet chestnut.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on upperside of leaf. Larva produces a flat brown blotch which has concentric rings as the mine develops. Overwinters until the spring within the mine then pupates in the mine without a cocoon.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 22nd Oct 2013, Middletown
Leaf mine on Oak