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0265 ~ Bucculatrix cristatella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common in England.

Montgomeryshire Status

A single record from the north-east of the county at Asterley Rocks in 2005.

Wingspan :   M & F, 6-7mm.

Confusion species

Stigmella magdalenae.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Downland, grassland and roadside verges.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on upperside of leaf. Larva mines along margins of leaf, it later feeds externally from above. Pupates in white cocoon on foodplant or in vegetation below.
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Montgomeryshire photos