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. Is possibly more widespread in the county than records suggest.
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Adult photographed at Sherwood Forest May 2006
 
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Larval case and larva, photographed in captivity in early July 2016.
 
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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.
 
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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.

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Updated October 2017

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