|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 a few scattered sites across 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