|35.133 ~ 0832 ~ Caryocolum blandella|
Resident. Widespread and common throughout Britain as far north as Berwickshire.
Recorded from a few scattered sites across the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 9.5-14.5mm.
C. blandulella, C. blandelloides and C. heubneri.
|Flight time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found.
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.
Photo by PRW, 10th Aug 2006, Commins Coch
Photo by DB, 26th July 2012, Middletown