|0266 ~ Bucculatrix nigricomella|
Resident. Widespread throughout the British Isles, but can be local.
First recorded in Middletown in the north-east of the county in 2011.
Wingspan : M & F, 7-8mm.
time & Voltinity
Waste ground and grassy places.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid on upperside of leaf. Larva forms a narrow gallery starting from a spiral. Pupates in a white cocoon on the stem of the foodplant or adjacent herbage.
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Photo by DB, 22nd May 2011, Middletown