Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed. The Nepticulids were not extensively studied and only 21 are listed.
Recent Status: A species recorded where the larval foodplant grows.
Life Style: The moth is double brooded flying during April, May and August. The larvae mine leaves of Quercus ilex. They pupate on the ground.
Identification: The moth is dark bronze fuscous with violet reflections. The head tuft is orange, the scape and collar are paler orange yellow. The moth can be identified by breeding out from a mine or by genitalia dissection. More Info The larvae create broad galleries from an ovum on the upper surface of a leaf. The dark frass almost fills the gallery. More Info
Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required
Recorded in 11 (19%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1967. Last Recorded in 2019. Additional Stats