Bucculatricidae

0270 (ABH14.006) Bucculatrix frangutella, (Goeze, 1783)

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Bucculatrix frangulella mine on Buckthorn
Bucculatrix frangulella mine on Buckthorn
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Bucculatrix frangulella mine on Buckthorn
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

The larvae produce distinctive, violet or purple spiral leaf mines.


Wingspan: 7-8mm
Foodplant(s): Purging Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), Alder Buckthorn (Frangula alnus)
Flying: One generation, June-July

Regional Information

Recorded in 6 (2.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 14 July to 14 July

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 15 August to 15 November

Similar Species
Leaf mines on Elm
Leaf mines on Elm
 Photo © Barry Dickerson