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15.022 ~ 0310 ~ Callisto denticulella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout England and Wales, in Scotland as far north as Perthshire but much more local.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a few scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-12mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Gardens and orchards.


Apple including cultivars.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on a leaf. Larva forms a fine gallery which develops into a blotch, then leaves the mine, folds the edge downwards and feeds within. Pupates in a tough, oval, brown cocoon spun in leaf litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 17th Sept 2012, Middletown
Leaf mine on crab apple.