|0256 ~ Leucoptera spartifoliella|
Resident. Widespread and common throughout mainland Britain.
A single very old record from Welshpool in 1967 until found at Middletown in 2015.
Wingspan : M & F, 7-9mm.
Other species of Leucoptera.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found.
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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Photo by DB, 17th July 2015, Middletown