|0287 ~ Caloptilia robustella|
Resident. Found throughout Britain as far north as Aberdeenshire, but more commonly in the south.
Recorded from scattered sites across the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 10-13mm.
time & Voltinity
Mainly oak woodland.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a small mine which develops into a blotch, then forms cones of successive sizes to feed within. Pupates in a oval cocoon spun under the leaf.
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Photo by DB, 17th July 2013, Middletown
Photo by PRW, 19th May 2014, Commins Coch