Wingspan 7 to 8 mm. The moths are small, indistinct brownish insects with a slight metallic sheen.
Leafmine occurs on Bramble http://www.leafmines.co.uk/html/Lepidoptera/E.marginea.htm
Has two generations, the moths flying in May and June, and again in August.
The larvae mine the leaves of Bramble, creating a funnel-shaped blotch, the second generation feeding through the winter.
A common species throughout Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant). It may be under recorded due to its tiny size.
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