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0301 ~ Parornix betulae
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a few scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 9-10mm.

Confusion species


Many species of Parornix are very similar, care should be taken with identification.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Habitat

Heathland and open woodland.

Foodplant

Birch.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a gallery which develops into a blotch, then larva folds the leaf and feeds within. Pupates in an ochreous cocoon under a turned down leaf edge.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 15th Apr 2007, Commins Coch