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35.137 ~ 0834 ~ Caryocolum tricolorella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common throughout England and Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2012 at Llanfyllin in the north of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 10-14.5mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Open woodland.


Greater stitchwort.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva forms gallery mines, later it feeds on the buds and between spun terminal shoots. Pupates in the leaf litter on the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 7th August 2012, Llanfyllin