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0905 ~ Blastodacna hellerella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles as far north as Aberdeenshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded mainly from the north-east of the county, quite uncommon.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-11mm.

Confusion species

B. atra.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Fruit miner. Eggs probably laid on young berries. Larva mines into the fruit feeding within. Pupates in a double cocoon in rotten wood or the soil.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 6th July 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 6th July 2010, Llanfyllin