The Moths of Suffolk
275 Bucculatrix bechsteinella, (Bechstein & Schafenberg, 1805)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to early June

Larval foodplants : Hawthorn (Crataegus), pear (Pyrus), Wild Service-tree (Sorbus torminalis), Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) and apple (Malus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-9mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultBucculatrix ulmella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2007) © Neil Sherman

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Leafmine on hawthorn - Great Wenham, Suffolk (8.x.2004) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Leafmine on hawthorn - Ufford, Suffolk (28.x.2004) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2010) © Neil Sherman
Leaf-mine on hawthorn - Hoxne, Suffolk (8.x.2011) © A Prichard
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (1.viii.2015) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (28.vii.2017) © Paul Kitchener