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0156 ~ Heliozela resplendella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common through Britain as far north as Perthshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

Two records from the west of the county, the last time from Lake Vyrnwy in 2007.

Wingspan :   M & F, 5-7mm.

Confusion species


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


Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Alder.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on young leaves. Larva mines from midrib and along a lateral rib, finally a broad gallery from which it builds a case, this is carried to the ground where it is attached. Pupa formed inside case.
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