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0154 ~ Heliozela sericiella
UK Status

Resident. Common throughout England and Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

A single old record exists from the west of the county. Probably overlooked.

Wingspan :   M & F, 6-8mm.

Confusion species


Care should be taken, other species of Heliozela are very similar.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Oak.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid beneath the bark of young twigs. Larva first mines the twig, then the petiole of a leaf into the midrib and finally forms a blotch near the leaf base. (Care is required with identification).
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