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0832 ~ Caryocolum blandella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout Britain as far north as Berwickshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a few scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 9.5-14.5mm.

Confusion species


C. blandulella, C. blandelloides and C. heubneri.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Greater stitchwort.

Lifestage data

Spinning/leaf miner. Eggs, oviposition site unknown. Larva first makes a long slender mine close to midrib, later it feeds on leaves, buds and within spun terminal shoots. Pupates in whitish cocoon in leaf litter.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 10th Aug 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by DB, 26th July 2012, Middletown