Incurvaria masculella Incurvariidae     Incurvariinae

ABH 8.002
B&F 130   *   Incurvaria masculella

Wingspan: 12-16mm. Males have 'comb-like' antennae
Season: April-May

Larvae feed mainly on the leaves of Hawthorn and Rose, occasional on other trees and shrubs
Mine: May-June
Initially forms a blotch mine then the larvae make a case from a section cut from the leaf and fall to the ground.

Similar: Incurvaria oehlmanniella and Incurvaria pectinea

Incurvaria masculella
Incurvaria masculella
Upton Country Park, Dorset. April 2014

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