Bucculatricidae

0267 (ABH14.003) Bucculatrix maritima, Stainton, 1851

KR01081

Full depth mine with larva
Full depth mine with larva
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Full depth mine with larva
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Early mines
Early mines
 Photo © Barry Dickerson

General Information

The larvae initially produce a narrow gallery mine before creating one or more shorter mines or windows.

Both sexes come to light.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 8-9mm
Foodplant(s): Sea Aster (Aster tripolium)
Flying: Two generations, June and August

Habitat

Coastal saltmarshes.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.

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 Photo © David Griffiths