|0332a ~ Phyllonorycter leucographella ~ Firethorn Leaf Minor|
Resident. Widespread and generally common throughout Britain as far as north Yorkshire.
A few records from the east of the county
Wingspan : M & F, 7-9mm.
Many species of Phyllonorycter are extremely similar, great care should be given when separating these species. It is often impossible to separate the adults of some species.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found.
Pyracantha and rosaceous spp.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid on leaf. Larva forms a blotch in the centre of the leaf. Pupates in a cocoon formed within the mine.
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