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0353 ~ Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and fairly common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Probably much more common than records suggest. 

Wingspan :   M & F, 7-9mm.

Confusion species


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.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Birch.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaves. Larva makes a rather small mine which contorts the leaf, pulling the leaf edges down. Pupates attached to mine in a soft, but tough white cocoon.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 29th Aug 2013, Middletown
Leaf mine on birch