Wingspan 7-8 mm. This can be a difficult group to distinguish.
Leafmine occurs on Hazel http://www.leafmines.co.uk/html/Lepidoptera/P.nicellii.htm
Found in various habitats.
Moth has two generations and may be found flying in May and August.
Larva forms a long mine between the veins of a Hazel (Corylus) leaf and is strongly arched. The leaf mines may be found in July and then September to October. Larva overwinters as a pupa in a cocoon.
This moth is common and found throughout Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland, but may be under recorded.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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