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0272 ~ Bucculatrix cidarella
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Present in the extremes, west and east, of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 8-9mm.

Confusion species


None.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Alder and bog-myrtle.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva firstly mines a long narrow gallery, then feeds exposed on underside of the leaf. Pupates in a cocoon spun on a leaf stalk or amongst detritus below.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MW, 22nd July 2011, Cors Dyfi
Leaf mine on bog-myrtle

Photo by DB, 18th July 2012, Middletown


Photo by MW, 22nd July 2011, Cors Dyfi
Larva

Photo by MW, 22nd July 2011, Cors Dyfi
Cocoon