Morley’s Final Catalogue: Blotches honeysuckle-leaves; probably frequent. Noticed at only Copdock by Lord Walsingham, about 1885.
Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk and Britain.
Life Style: A single brooded species flying by day and occasionally coming to light from March to May. The larvae create inflated blotches on Lonicera that have a central reddish brown patch. They pupate in a cocoon attached to the bark of the foodplant over winter.
Identification: A dull Elachistidae that is marked with blotches rather than fascia that is easily identified and confirmed by genitalia dissection. More Info
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Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1885. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats