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0156 ~ Heliozela resplendella
UK Status

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

Montgomeryshire Status

A few well scattered records from across the county.

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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