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38.001 Perittia obscurepunctella (Stainton, 1848)
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blotch mines are formed with a dark centre

Food Plant: Lonicera periclymenum (Honeysuckle)

Mine: June-August

Pupa: On the bark in a cocoon

Notes: Forms a large transparent blotch mine - with a central spot, where the frass collects. This spot is usually red-brown. Found in partly open woodland.

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Bradley No: 590

Data: 15.vii.2004, Yardley Chase,Northants, VC32

Image:© David Manning

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