|0356 ~ Phyllonorycter tristrigella|
Resident. Widespread and generally common in England and Wales as far as the Scottish borders.
Found on the eastern edge of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 7.5-8.5mm.
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 leaf. Larva forms tube like mine from the midrib to almost the leaf edge. Pupates in a strong greenish-brown cocoon within the mine.
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Photo by DB, 29th Aug 2013, Middletown
Leaf mine on english elm