Heliozela resplendella

Family: Heliozelidae

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Photographs: Leaf mine on Alder (Alnus glutinosa). August 2011

Wingspan: 5-7mm
Flight time: May-July

Food plant: Alnus glutinosa (Common Alder) and A.incana (Grey Alder)
Mine: June-September
The mine begins in a vein or the midrib then the larva creates a short, rapidly widening corridor leading to an oval excision.

Heliozela resplendella

Heliozela resplendella
Leaf mine on Common Alder, Alnus glutinosa. Glengarriff, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. August 2011

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