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6.005 ~ 0157 ~ Heliozela hammoniella ~ Birch Lift
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common as far north as the Lake District

Montgomeryshire Status

Infrequently recorded from the western side of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 5-7mm.

Confusion species

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


Wherever the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Stem/Leaf miner/Case bearing. Eggs laid under the bark of twigs. Larva mines stem, then enters the lmidrib of leaf where it builds a case, this is carried to ground where it is attached. Pupa formed inside case.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by WAG, 1st Sept 2013, Cors Dyfi