156 * Heliozela resplendellaPhotographs: Leaf mine on Alder (Alnus glutinosa). August 2011
Flight time: May-July
Food plant: Alnus glutinosa (Common Alder) and A.incana (Grey Alder)
The mine begins in a vein or the midrib then the larva creates a short, rapidly widening corridor leading to an oval excision.
Leaf mine on Common Alder, Alnus glutinosa. Glengarriff, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. August 2011