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0263 ~ Lyonetia clerkella ~ Apple Leaf Miner
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Quite common, recorded from across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 8-9mm.

Confusion species

Some forms can be distinctive but care should be taken with others.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine+)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Birch, hawthorn, apple (wild and cultivated), mountain ash, and cotoneaster spp.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on leaf. Larva forms a long tortuous gallery. Pupates in a slender open ended cocoon on the foodplant or in the vegetation below.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 18th July 2011, Middletown

Photo by DB, 18th Sept 2011, Middletown