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15.03 ~ 0305 ~ Parornix scoticella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles, but more common in the north.

Montgomeryshire Status

Infrequently recorded.

Wingspan :   M & F, 9-10mm.

Confusion species

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


Woodland, moorland and orchards.


Rowan, whitebeam and apple.

Lifestage data

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.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 3rd Sept 2012, Middletown