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0125 ~ Coptotriche marginea
UK Status

Resident. Common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few records from the north 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)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Bramble.

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).
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MW, 17th Feb 2014, Cors Dyfi