|0129 ~ Incurvaria pectinea|
Resident. Quite well distributed throughout the British Isles, but more common further north.
Just three records in the north of the county from the Lake Vyrnwy area in 2007 & 2010.
Wingspan : M & F, 12-16mm.
Some species of Incurvaria are very similar. One of the best ways of separating them is to identify the pupal case.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found.
Leaf miner/Case-bearing. Eggs laid on leaf. Larva forms small white blotches, then a case which falls to ground. The larva continues to feed and case is finally attached to a vertical surface where pupation takes place.
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Photo by AMB, 11th June 2010, Lake Vyrnwy