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1503 ~ Gilmeria ochrodactyla
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common over much of England and Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

A single old record coming from Staylittle in 1975.

Wingspan :   M & F, 24-28mm.

Confusion species


P. pallidactyla.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Habitat

Wherever foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Tansy.

Lifestage data

Shoot miner. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva mine down a shoot in autumn, into the roots where it hibernates, then mines up another shoot in the spring. Pupates on a stem or in a dead leaf.
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