|0125 ~ Coptotriche marginea|
Resident. Common throughout the British Isles.
A few records from the north of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 7-8mm.
This species is not easily distinguished from others. A good way of separating it is to examine the leaf-mine in the foodplant.
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Wherever the foodplant is found.
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).
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Photo by MW, 17th Feb 2014, Cors Dyfi