Nepticulidae

0040 (ABH4.071) Bohemannia pulverosella, (Stainton, 1849)

KR00239

Orton Waterville
Orton Waterville
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Orton Waterville
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Leaf mine on apple
Leaf mine on apple
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This moth has a yellow head and an ochreous speckled appearance.

 

The larvae create a blotch mine in the leaves of apple. There is a diagnostic exit hole on underside of leaf that separates vacated mines from E. atricollis.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 6-7 mm.
Foodplant(s): apples (Malus spp.)
Flying: One generation, May
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 55 (20.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 23 April to 13 May

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 13 June to 11 November

Similar Species
Leaf mine on Apple
Leaf mine on Apple
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on apple
Leaf mine on apple
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


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