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0266 ~ Bucculatrix nigricomella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread throughout the British Isles, but can be local.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in Middletown in the north-east of the county in 2011.

Wingspan :   M & F, 7-8mm.

Confusion species


None.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine.)

Habitat

Waste ground and grassy places.

Foodplant

Oxeye daisy.

Lifestage data

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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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 22nd May 2011, Middletown