Bucculatrix maritima

Family: Bucculatricidae

267     *     Bucculatrix maritima

Photographs: Leaf mine on Sea Aster (Aster tripolium). August 2011

Wingspan: 8-9mm
Flight time: Two generations, May-August. Usually day-flying

Food plant: Sea Aster (Aster tripolium),
Mine: April-May and July-August
Egg is laid on underside of leaf. Initially an upper or lower surface corridor with central frass. This is followed by several shorter, full-depth mines.

Bucculatrix maritima

Bucculatrix maritima

Bucculatrix maritima
Leaf mine on Sea Aster (Aster tripolium). Aughinish, Co. Limerick, W Ireland. August 2011

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