The Moths of Suffolk
272 Bucculatrix cidarella, Zeller, 1839

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : Alder (Alnus glutinosa) or Bog Myrtle (Myrica gale)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-9mm

Identification

Confusion species
    Leaf-mineStigmella glutinosae
Stigmella alnetella

Compare confusion species
    Leaf-mine

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Ipswich, Suffolk (14.vi.2011) © Neil Sherman

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

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Leafmine on alder - Cavenham Heath, Suffolk (9.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on alder - Cavenham Heath, Suffolk (9.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Larva feeding on alder, creating 'windows' - Mildenhall, Suffolk (8.x.2007) © A Prichard
 
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Larva feeding on alder, creating 'windows' - Mildenhall, Suffolk (8.x.2007) © A Prichard
Larval mine on alder - Thorpeness, Suffolk (8.ix.2007) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (16.vii.2016) © Paul Kitchener