|0536 ~ Coleophora betulella|
Resident. A locally common species in the southern half of Britain. This is only the second record for north Wales.
First recorded in 2012 at Llanfyllin in the north of the county.
Wingspan : M & F 10-15mm.
Care should be taken as other species of Coleophora can look very similar.
time & Voltinity
Heathland and rides of birch woods.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva makes short mine then forms case from which it makes blotch mines from beneath the leaf. After over- wintering it grazes underside of leaf. Pupates in case attached to top of leaf.
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Photo by MDH, 25th July 2012, Llanfyllin
Female, confirmed by gen det (ANG)