Amber-marked Birch Leaf Miner
A small (3 to 4 mm) black bodied insect with infuscated wings. The larvae mine the leaves of Birch - see ‘Further info.’ link)
Adult: Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.
Leafmine: Can only be reliably recorded if the larva is present and can be photographed (from above and below).
Areas where Birch is present.
Adult May to July. Leafmine: late summer.
Although it seems to be widely distributed in England it is rarely encountered or recorded.
Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015