Local resident, spreading north through the region, recorded as far northwest as Shrewsbury, Shropshire in February 2021.
Mines the leaves of Quercus ilex with larva feeding in February/March in a short contorted gallery with dark frass, often many mines in a leaf. Can be plentiful where found, with thousands of mines on a single tree. Comes to light.
Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required
Recorded in 6 (4%) of 140 10k Squares. First Recorded in 2013. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats