Moth Leaf mines…

Since the new year I have been trying to get to grips with the difficult subject of moth leaf mines.

So today I went to Raw Nook Nr looking for Coptotriche marginea which is a common species and can be found during the winter on Bramble. The first patches of Bramble prove fruitless but near to the Heather I found two.

I have to be honest as I am learning about leaf mines I thought I had better get a second opinion and thankfully I was right. Whilst I have not actually seen the moth because I have found the evidence of breeding I can add this common species to my moth list.

There were also a nice pair of Goosander at Toad Holes Beck and 7 Bullfinches including 6 stunning males together..Wow

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