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0274 ~ Bucculatrix ulmella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common in Britain as far north as Perthshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

Few records.

Wingspan :   M & F, 7-8mm.

Confusion species


B. demaryella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Oak.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on upperside of leaf. Larva firstly mines a short contorted gallery, then eats out windows on underside of leaf. Pupates in a cocoon spun on a leaf or the trunk of the foodplant.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 13th June 2014, Middletown