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0450 ~ Scythropia crataegella
UK Status

Resident. A common species found in southern England and some parts of Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2013 at Middletown in the east of the county. This was the very first record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F 5-7.5mm.

Confusion species


A fairly distinctive species.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine.)

Habitat

Woodland margins and hedgerows.

Foodplant

Hawthorn, blackthorn. plum, small-leaved cotoneaster.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner/web forming. Eggs laid on twig. Larva first mines leaf forming small holes, then feeds communally under a web. Overwinters as larva. Pupates in spring without a cocoon in the web.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 2nd July 2013, Middletown