Bucculatrix albedinella
Bucculatrix albedinella
Adult • Eye, Suffolk • © Paul Kitchener

14.007 BF271

Bucculatrix albedinella

(Zeller, 1839)

Wingspan c. 9mm

A tiny, white and buff species distributed in southern to central and north-east England.

The moths fly in June and can be found resting on the trunks of the foodplant, elm (Ulmus) but it is most often encountered as a larval mine on the leaves, distinctive due to their 'divertacula' - small offshoots from the mine itself.

The pupal cocoon is not ribbed, unlike most other members of the genus.
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