Life Style: A double brooded species. The larvae mine Betula leaves preferring seedlings and saplings.
Identification: A small dark bronze winged species with a white fascia, orange head tuft and white collar and scape. The moth can be identified by breeding out from a mine or by genitalia dissection. More Info The larvae create a gallery from an ovum on the underside of a leaf, the mine is parallel sided and has a linear frass line. They do not cross a vein and there can be several per leaf. The yellow larva has a brown head, brown spotted prothorax and dark ventral spots. More Info
Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required
Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 2000. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats