|0288 ~ Caloptilia stigmatella|
Resident. Widely distributed and common throughout the British Isles.
Fairly common, records from across the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 12-14mm.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found.
Willow, sallow, poplar, aspen.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a long gallery which develops into a blotch, then forms cones of successive sizes to feed within. Pupates in a pale green cocoon spun under the leaf.
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Photo by PRW, 9th July 2008, Commins Coch
Photo by PRW, 26th Apr 2010, Commins Coch
Photo by DB, 17th Sept 2011, Middletown
Pic shows mine on willow.