Leucoptera spartifoliella - Distribution map

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21.005 BF256

Leucoptera spartifoliella

(Hübner, [1813])

Wingspan 7-9 mm.

A tiny, whitish moth which is widespread and common throughout the whole of Britain, but local in Ireland.

The larvae feed under the bark of twigs of broom (Cytisus scoparius). The mines are very hard to detect, but in late spring, the small white pupal cocoons are easy to spot among the dark stems.

The adults fly during June and July.
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