Digitivalva pulicariae
Digitivalva pulicariae
Mines • Mid July. In Pulicaria dysenterica. Imagines reared. • © Ian Smith

19.010 BF472

Digitivalva pulicariae

(Klimesch, 1956)

Wingspan c.13mm

A locally distributed species, occurring from southern England northwards to Northumberland, Wales and Ireland.

The larva mines the leaves of common fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica), forming brownish or whitish inflated blotches.

The adult moths fly from August and hibernate over winter, reappearing up to May the following spring.
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