|0450 ~ Scythropia crataegella|
Resident. A common species found in southern England and some parts of Wales.
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.
A fairly distinctive species.
time & Voltinity
Woodland margins and hedgerows.
Hawthorn, blackthorn. plum, small-leaved cotoneaster.
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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Photo by DB, 2nd July 2013, Middletown
Photo by SOS, 11th July 2019, Hirnant