|0273 ~ Bucculatrix thoracella|
Resident. A local species in the southern half of Britain, found in ancient woodland containing lime.
Discovered in the north of the county at Breidden Hill in 2016 - only the 6th record for north Wales.
Wingspan : M & F 6-8mm.
A fairly distinctive species.
time & Voltinity
Ancient woodland and rides containing the foodplant.
Small-leaved and common lime
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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Photo by JEG, 24th Sept 2016, Breidden Hill