|0353 ~ Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella|
Resident. Widespread and fairly common throughout the British Isles.
Probably much more common than records suggest.
Wingspan : M & F, 7-9mm.
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 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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Photo by DB, 29th Aug 2013, Middletown
Leaf mine on birch