|0364 ~ Phyllonorycter geniculella|
Resident. Widespread and locally common in Britain as far north as Perthshire.
Recorded from a few sites in the north-east of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 8mm.
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 a small round but irregular mine on the edge of the leaf. Pupates in a greyish cocoon within the mine.
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Photo by DB, 18th July 2011, Middletown