|0341 ~ Phyllonorycter maestingella|
Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.
Recorded from a few scattered sites across the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 7.5-9mm.
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.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a mine from the midrib to the leaf edge. Pupates in a fragile white silken cocoon formed within the mine.
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Photo by PRW, 1st Nov 2013, Commins Coch
Leaf mine on beech