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0592 ~ Stephensia brunnichella
UK Status

Resident. Mainly found in England, less common in Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

Leaf mines first found at Llanymynech Rocks in the north-east of the county in 2019.

Wingspan :   M & F, 8-9mm.

Confusion species


Care should be taken, as this species is very similar some other related species.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)

Habitat

Calcareous deciduous woodland.

Foodplant

Wild basil.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid by midrib of leaf. Larva first forms a narrow mine & later a large blotch. Pupates: in leaf or ground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MGB, 28th July 2019, Llanymynech
pic shows leafmine on wild basil