Leucoptera lotella
Leucoptera lotella
Larval mine on Bird's Foot Trefoil • Meeth, Devon • © Phil Barden

21.003 BF259

Leucoptera lotella

(Stainton, [1858])

Wingspan c.5-6mm

A nationally scarce species found primarily in the south and east of England and the west of Ireland.

The larvae feed on the leaves of Common and Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil duringJune and July, forming a blotch mine with frass forming a spiral pattern.

Adults are on the wing in two generations between May and August.

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