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0304 ~ Parornix devoniella
UK Status

Resident. Abundant throughout the British Isles as far north as Sutherland, but far more rare and local in the north.

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)


Woodlands and hedgerows.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a gallery which develops into a square blotch which enlarges as feeding continues. Pupates in an ochreous cocoon under a turned down leaf edge.
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Montgomeryshire photos