|19.014 ~ 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.
|Flight 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.
Photo by DB, 25th Feb 2012, Middletown
Photo by SOS, 8th Dec 2013, Guilsfield