Incurvariidae: Incurvariinae

0130 (ABH8.002) Incurvaria masculella, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR00424

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 Photo © Jonathan Newman


General Information

This moth has a comb-like or 'pectinate' antennae which is unusual in the microlepidotera.

 

The larvae produce mines which are very similar to those produced by I. pectinea.


Wingspan: 12-16 mm
Foodplant(s): hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), roses (Rosa spp.), Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), Hazel (Corylus avellana), Beech (Fagus sylvatica), oaks (Quercus spp.), Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)
Flying: One generation, April-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 31 (11.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 12 April to 10 August

Similar Species
Larval holes removed from Birch
Larval holes removed from Birch
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Colours:
White, Brown