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0131 ~ Incurvaria oehlmanniella
UK Status

Resident. A local species throughout Britain, with quite a patchy distribution.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded infrequently from the western side of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-15mm.

Confusion species


Incurvaria masculella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Bilberry, dogwood and Prunus sp.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner/Case-bearing. Eggs laid on leaf. Larva forms a blotch near the leaf tip, a case is formed which falls to ground. Larva continue to feed, case is attached to ground where pupation takes place.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by AT, 3rd June 2011, Derwenlas

Photo by AT, 3rd June 2011, Derwenlas

Photo by PRW, 26th May 2012, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 26th May 2012, Commins Coch