Heliozelidae

0156 (ABH6.004) Heliozela resplendella, (Stainton, 1851)

KR00330

Leaf mine on Alder
Leaf mine on Alder
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Alder
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

This moth has a bronzy brown forewing with a clearly defined triangular spot before the tornus.

 

The larvae produce a fine hair-like mine from the midrib of a leaf. It then cuts an oval case from a short broad gallery before descending to the ground to pupate.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 5-7mm.
Foodplant(s): Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Flying: One generation, May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 10 (3.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2018

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

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 18 July to 07 November

Similar Species
Leaf mine cut out near petiole on Oak
Leaf mine cut out near petiole on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Colours:
Green, Yellow, Brown