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6.003 ~ 0154 ~ Heliozela sericiella ~ Oak Satin Lift
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)


Wherever the foodplant is found.



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).
Montgomeryshire photos