The Moths of Suffolk
273 Bucculatrix thoracella, (Thunberg, 1794)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June

Larval foodplants : Common Lime (Tilia x vulgaris) and Small-leaved Lime (Tilia cordata)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 6-8mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultBucculatrix ulmella

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (1.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener

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Vacated larval mine and windowing on lime - Kelsale, Suffolk (18.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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Vacated larval mine on lime - Kelsale, Suffolk (18.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Vacated larval mine on lime - Kelsale, Suffolk (18.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Vacated larval mine and windowing on lime - Kelsale, Suffolk (18.ix.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Moutling cooconlet on underside of lime leaf - Kelsale, Suffolk (18.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (1.viii.2015) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (24.vii.2016) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (26.v.2017) © Paul Kitchener