The Moths of Suffolk
276 Bucculatrix demaryella, (Duponchel, 1840)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare, only found in a few areas in the Sandlings to date

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to early June

Larval foodplants : Birch (Betula) and also Hazel (Corylus avellana) and Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa)

Records : Lower Hollesley Common (A Prichard, 19.x.2001), Ipswich (N Sherman, 9.ix.2002) and Eyke (A Prichard, 10.x.2002)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Captured at Aldeburgh between 1890 amd 1900 (Crutwell); doubtless common on birch.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-9mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultBucculatrix ulmella

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Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larva and windowing on birch (Betula) - North Cove, Suffolk (16.x.2010) © A Prichard
Larva and windowing on birch (Betula) - North Cove, Suffolk (16.x.2010) © A Prichard