The Moths of Suffolk
259 Leucoptera lotella, (Stainton, 1858)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Formerly rare at single location in the Brecks

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May, occasionally in south a second brood in August

Larval foodplants : Common Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) or Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus uliginosus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A very local species with us. Found at Tuddenham (Warren).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 5-6mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultLeucoptera laburnella, Laburnum Leaf Miner
Leucoptera spartifoliella
Leucoptera lathyrifoliella
Leucoptera malifoliella, Pear Leaf Blister Moth
Leucoptera sinuella

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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Mine on Greater bird's foot trefoil - North Warren, Suffolk (25.x.2015) © Neil Sherman