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0309 ~ Deltaornix torquillella 
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed throughout the British Isles and can be quite common.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2015 at Middletown in the east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 9-10mm.

Confusion species


The adults of this genus are more difficult to separate, and genitalia examination is usually necessary to identify them
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Blackthorn.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs on underside of leaf. Larva has short gallery into an angular blotch. Pupates in folded leaf or leaf litter.
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Montgomeryshire photos
Photo by DB, 29th June 2015, Middletown