Tischeriidae

0125 (ABH10.003) Coptotriche marginea (=Tischeria) (=Emmetia), (Haworth, 1828)

KR00444

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Emmetia marginea mines on Bramble
Emmetia marginea mines on Bramble
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This is a small brownish yellow moth with a metallic head and antennae.

 

The larvae produce a curved white gallery mine which leads to a broader pale brown blotch.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 7-8 mm.
Foodplant(s): Bramble (Rubus fruticosus)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 198 (73.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 13 January to 17 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 06 January to 04 December

Similar Species
Leaf mines on Oak
Leaf mines on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Mines on Rose
Mines on Rose
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Colours:
Green, Grey, Black