Sunday 8 March 2015

Micro Hints & Tips - Bucculatrix nigricomella

This is one of the first leaf mines of the year, you can find it on the young leaves of Ox-eye Daisy.
It is in the county but not been found/seen since Langmaid and Pelham-Clinton in 1982.
If you have any ox-eye Daisy near you please look out for it.  The larva is yellow - in a mine at first and moving to feed externally as they grow bigger.

Happy hunting.


  1. I really like these helpful hints....please keep on posting them!

    1. I am going to try to keep them topical, but when we get into the mothing season proper they may dry up a bit.
      So long as you find some of these moths on the vc46 side of the border. ;-)


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