|0254 ~ Leucoptera laburnella ~ Laburnum leaf miner|
Resident. Locally common throughout the British Isles as far north as southern Scotland.
First recorded in 2010 from Llanfyllin in the north of the county. Since which a further record from the east has also been added.
Wingspan : M & F, 7-9mm.
L. wailesella and L. spartifoliella.
time & Voltinity
Mainly an urban species.
Laburnum, dyer's greenweed and garden lupin.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva first mines a brown blotch, then an irregular short gallery. Pupates in a fragile cocoon on the underside of a leaf of the foodplant.
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Photo by MDH, 15th May 2010, Llanfyllin
(Confirmed by Gen Det)