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21.004 (BF254)

Laburnum Leaf Miner   

Leucoptera laburnella
Adult: 2
Leaf Mine: L
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Larvae present June-July, September-October.  Adults May-October.  Gallery with green frass leads to a blotch with black frass deposited in a spiral.

Larval foodplants

Laburnum and Dyer’s Greenweed.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway were found at unknown sites in Dumfriesshire and Kirkcudbrightshire by persons unknown prior to 1996 (BRC/MOGBI data). No records from Wigtownshire.

16 record(s) from 5 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2022

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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