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8.005 ~ 0128 ~ Phylloporia bistrigella
UK Status

Resident. Locally common throughout mainland Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a handful of sites in the north and west of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 7-9mm.

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 (Univoltine)


Birch scrub.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs are laid near the tip of the leaf. Larva forms a straight gallery which expands abruptly into an elongated blotch. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by GBC, 2nd July 2014, Lake Vyrnwy