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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Cocoon on underside of birch leaf, Comer Wood, Shropshire, 15th September 2021.

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Bucculatrix demaryella
Birch Bent-wing

(Duponchel, 1840)276 / 14.013

Rare resident.
Flies May/June.
Larvae on Betula spp., and Corylus, feeding in August, in a small mine at first, then externally usually on the upper surface of the leaf.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 19 (14%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 8-9mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Birch, Hazel, Sweet Chestnut
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: L
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
13/10/2020+VC36 - HerefordshireSO63 -
27/05/20202VC36 - HerefordshireSO63
04/09/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO77 -
24/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
29/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO75
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