|0326 ~ Phyllonorycter blancardella|
Resident. A common species in England an Wales, less common in southern Scotland.
First discovered in the north-east of the county at Middletown in 2011.
Wingspan : M & F, 6-8.5mm.
Many species of Phyllonorycter are extremely similar, great care should be given when separating these species. It is often impossible to separate the adults of some species.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaves. Larva mines between two veins forming very distinct creases. Pupates within the mine in a white, silk lined chamber.
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Photo by DB, 16th Oct 2011, Middletown