The Moths of Suffolk
270 Bucculatrix frangutella, (Goeze, 1783)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Reasonably common in the Brecks

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to mid-July

Larval foodplants : Buckthorn (Rhamnus catharticus) and Alder Buckthorn (Frangula alnus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Taken upon palings in Brandon on 23 July 1937 (Morley).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-8mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultBucculatrix albedinella

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Leafmine on buckthorn - Cavenham Heath, Suffolk (9.ix.2006) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Leafmine on buckthorn - Cavenham Heath, Suffolk (9.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on buckthorn - Cavenham Heath, Suffolk (9.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on buckthorn - Cavenham Heath, Suffolk (9.ix.2006) © A Prichard