Bucculatricidae

0266 (ABH14.002) Bucculatrix nigricomella, (Zeller, 1839)

KR01083

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Mine on Ox-eye Daisy
Mine on Ox-eye Daisy
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This moth has characteristic whitish eye-caps.

 

The larvae produce a long, meandering gallery mine.


Wingspan: 7-8mm
Foodplant(s): Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August

Regional Information

Recorded in 25 (9.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 May to 25 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 12 July to 24 October

Similar Species
Full depth mine with larva
Full depth mine with larva
 Photo © Barry Dickerson