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0273  ~ Bucculatrix thoracella
UK Status

Resident. A local species in the southern half of Britain, found in ancient woodland containing lime.

Montgomeryshire Status

Discovered in the north of the county at Breidden Hill in 2016 - only the 6th record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F 6-8mm.

Confusion species

A fairly distinctive species.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Ancient woodland and rides containing the foodplant.


Small-leaved and common lime

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms irregular mine then a small blotch. Pupates in the leaf litter.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by JEG, 24th Sept 2016, Breidden Hill