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10.003 ~ 0125 ~ Coptotriche marginea ~ Bordered Carl
UK Status

Resident. Common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Scattered records mainly from the eastern side of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 7-8mm.

Confusion species

This species is not easily distinguished from others. A good way of separating it is to examine the leaf-mine in the foodplant.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs are laid on the upperside of the leaf. Larva forms a curved white gallery which leads to a broader pale brown blotch. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MW, 17th Feb 2014, Cors Dyfi

Photo by MDH, 31st May 2020, Llanfyllin