|0305 ~ Parornix scoticella|
Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles, but more common in the north.
Wingspan : M & F, 9-10mm.
Many species of Parornix are very similar, care should be taken with identification.
time & Voltinity
Woodland, moorland and orchards.
Rowan, whitebeam and apple.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a broad gallery which develops into a blotch which enlarges as feeding continues. Pupates in a white cocoon under a turned down leaf edge or in litter.
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Photo by DB, 3rd Sept 2012, Middletown