8.001 .... B&F 0129
Incurvaria pectinea (Haworth, 1828)
Status .....Generally a north UK species and quite restrcted to the Sherwood Forest area of Nottinghamshire, where the characteristic leaf mines and circular cut outs made by the larvae, are commonly found. It is possibly more widespread in the county than records would currently suggest.
Adult photographed at Cutts Wood April 2023
Larval case and larva, photographed in captivity in early July 2016.
Larval cases photographed at Sherwood Forest CP May 2016. A freshly constructed case is shown below right, with the two cut out leaf sections used to create the case visible on the left.
Mines photographed on Silver Birch at Red Hill May 2005
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Incurvaria pectinea
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. David Hursthouse. Martin Gray. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated January 2024

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