Bucculatricidae

0275 (ABH14.012) Bucculatrix bechsteinella, (Bechstein & Scharfenberg, 1805)

KR01060

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Bucculatrix bechsteinella mine on Hawthorn
Bucculatrix bechsteinella mine on Hawthorn
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Bucculatrix bechsteinella mine on Pear
Bucculatrix bechsteinella mine on Pear
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

The larvae produce a short, contorted gallery mine.


Wingspan: 7-9mm
Foodplant(s): hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), pears (Pyrus spp.), Wild Service-tree (Sorbus torminalis), Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia), Apple (Malus domestica)
Flying: One generation, May-June

Habitat

Woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 120 (44.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 May to 24 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 02 July to 15 November

Similar Species
Leaf mine on Oak
Leaf mine on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson