|0476 ~ Acrolepia autumnitella|
Resident. A local species found in the southern half of Britain, but spreading north and west.
First recorded in 2012 at Middletown in the east of the county.
Wingspan : M & F 11-13mm.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found.
Bittersweet, deadly nightshade and tomatoes.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid on leaf . Larva mines leaf making a transparent blotch. Pupates in an open network cocoon in the detritus on the ground.
Click map for larger image
Photo by DB, 25th Feb 2012, Middletown
Photo by SOS, 8th Dec 2013, Guilsfield