Coptotriche marginea

Alternative names
Bordered Carl, Emmetia marginea
Description

Wingspan 7 to 8 mm. The moths are small, indistinct brownish insects with a slight metallic sheen.

Identification difficulty

Adult Leafmine

ID guidance
Habitat

Around Bramble.

When to see it

Has two generations, the moths flying in May and June, and again in August.

Life History

The larvae mine the leaves of Bramble, creating a funnel-shaped blotch, the second generation feeding through the winter.

UK Status

A common species throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

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.

Reference
10.003 BF125

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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