Recent Status: Found for the first time in Suffolk at Lakenheath Fen as larvae during 2017. The species is also found in fenland in Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire.
Life Style: The moth is single brooded flying in May and June. The larvae mine leaves of Symphytum officinale and Pulmonaria officinalis. They pupate in the mine or on the ground and pass the winter as the pupal stage.
Identification: This small species is similar to Parectopa ononidis with costal and dorsal marks placed in opposition. More Info The larvae initially feed in a gallery on the underside of a leaf that becomes a blotch. The mine is dark and the larvae not visible within until close to pupation when they turn deep pink. More Info
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required
Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 2017. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats