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0280 ~ Caloptilia cuculipennella
UK Status

Resident. A widely distributed species over much of the British Isles, but generally scarce.

Montgomeryshire Status

Leaf mines first found at Llanymynech Rocks in the north-east of the county in 2019.

Wingspan :   M & F, 11mm.

Confusion species


C. syringella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Woodland, rough ground and sea cliffs.

Foodplant

Wild privet and ash.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid upperside of leaf. Larva first forms mine, later feeds in rolled leaf. Pupates: in rolled leaf.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MGB, 28th July 2019, Llanymynech
pic shows leafmine on seedling ash

Photo by MGB, 28th July 2019, Llanymynech
pic shows leafmine on seedling ash