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0819 ~ Scrobipalpa costella
UK Status

Resident. Found throughout much of England and Wales, becoming more local and less common in northern England and southern Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a single site in the west of the county at Commins Coch.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-14mm.

Confusion species


None.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine+)

Habitat

Hedgerows, shingle & gardens.

Foodplant

Bittersweet.

Lifestage data

General mining species. Eggs, oviposition site undescribed. Larva mines from midrib of leaf and forms blotch. Berries & stems also mined. Also known to form web and feed amongst leaves. Pupates outside larval mine.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 1st Sept 2009, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 9th Aug 2010, Commins Coch