Wingspan about 5 mm. Black head and bright coppery red forewing glossed with purple. Silver fascia.
Leafmine occurs on Elm. http://www.leafmines.co.uk/html/Lepidoptera/S.ulmivora.htm
Areas where Elm is present.
May to early June.
Larva mines leaves of Elm, overwintering as a pupa.
Local throughout much of England, as far north as Durham. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).
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