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14.012 ~ 0275 ~ Bucculatrix bechsteinella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and abundant throughout much of the south of England, more local in other areas.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2016 at Llanymynech Hill in the north-east of the county - only the 3rd record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F 7-9mm.

Confusion species

Many species in this group are very similar. One of the best ways of separating them is to examine the type of leaf-mine.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Hedgerows and woodland margins.


Crataegus, Pyrus, Malus or Sorbus spp

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on upperside of leaf. Larva forms a short contorted gallery, eating out windows. Pupates in leaf litter.
Montgomeryshire photos