|0284 ~ Caloptilia rufipennella|
Resident. A species though common has rather disconnected populations. Firstly, eastern England from Essex to Lincolnshire, then Northumberland to Moray and finally north Wales.
Recorded from two sites in the west and east of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 11-12mm.
C. elongella and C. betulicola.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva first mines a triangular shape between the veins, then forms cones of successive sizes to feed within. Pupates in a yellow cocoon spun under the leaf.
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Photo by DB, 20th Oct 2013, Middletown
Leaf mine on sycamore