273 Bucculatrix thoracella
(Thunberg, 1794)Wingspan 6-8 mm.
A tiny but easily distinguished species, showing large brown patches on a yellow ground colour and a narrow brown streak extending into the cilia.
It is associated with small-leaved lime (Tilia cordata) and sometimes common lime (T. x vulgaris), the larvae mining the leaves at first, then creating small feeding windows.
The moths fly in June, and sometimes again in August in the south.
Leafmine (British Leaf Mining Fauna)
Leafmine (De bladmineerders van Nederland)