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0256 ~ Leucoptera spartifoliella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout mainland Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

A single very old record from Welshpool in 1967 until found at Middletown in 2015.

Wingspan :   M & F, 7-9mm.

Confusion species


Other species of Leucoptera.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Broom.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on a first year twig of broom. Larva mines under the twig bark. Pupates in a pointed oval cocoon spun on the stem or leaf of the foodplant.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 17th July 2015, Middletown