|0286 ~ Caloptilia alchimiella|
Resident. Widely distributed and common throughout the British Isles.
Found at scattered sites in the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 10-13mm.
time & Voltinity
Mainly oak woodland.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a small mine which develops into a blotch, then forms cones of successive sizes to feed within. Pupates in a oval cocoon spun under the leaf.
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Photo by PRW, 5th Sept 2006, Commins Coch