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• Littleborough, Lancashire • ©
Wingspan 9-10 mm.
The main foodplant of this species is blackthorn (
), in common with its close relative,
It is rather difficult to distinguish the two mines, but the larvae are quite different; the present species is green with green legs,
grey with blackish legs.
The adults are more difficult to separate, and genitalia examination is usually necessary to identify them. The moths fly from May to July, and sometimes are attracted to light.
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