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276 Bucculatrix demaryella

(Duponchel, 1840)

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Using datasets:
Records for Fife Nature Records Centre: Fife Nature Records Centre
HBRG Insects Dataset: Highland Biological Recording Group
Herefordshire Biological Records Centre Species Records: Herefordshire Biological Records Centre
Lincolnshire Moths: Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership
NE Scotland butterfly and moth records 1800-2010: North East Scotland Biological Records Centre
Welsh Invertebrate Database (WID): Natural Resources Wales
Invertebrate Site Register - England (1738-2005).: Natural England
Suffolk Biological Records Centre (SBRC) dataset: Suffolk Biological Records Centre
Microlepidoptera of Glamorgan: South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre
SER Species-based Surveys: Staffordshire Ecological Record
Natural England species data for SSSI within Worcestershire from date of notification to present: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
Species Recorded in Somerset: Somerset Environmental Records Centre
Bedfordshire Micro Moths (BNHS) - 1820-2013: Bedfordshire and Luton Biodiversity Recording and Monitoring Centre
Sussex Moth data for 2011 and 2012 DEFRA FUNDED: Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre

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276 Bucculatrix demaryella

(Duponchel, 1840)

Wingspan c. 9mm.

Distributed across much of the British Isles, though somewhat overlooked and difficult to find, particularly as an adult.

The larva initially forms a gallery on the underside of a leaf of birch (Betula), and occasionally hazel (Corylus) or sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa). Later it feeds on the epidermis, creating windows on the leaf. Like other Bucculatrix species, it pupates in a pale, ribbed cocoon.

There is a single generation, with adult moths at large in May and June, and larvae feeding during August.
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