|0472 ~ Digitivalva pulicariae|
Resident. A local species with a patchy distribution, found in the southern half of Britain.
First recorded in 2012 at Middletown in the east of the county.
Wingspan : M & F 12-14mm.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found.
Fleabane and hemp-agrimony.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid on leaf . Larva mines leaf making a whitish blotch. Pupates in an open network cocoon under a leaf or in the detritus in the leaf litter.
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Photo by DB, 3rd May 2012, Middletown