Main: (Nepticulidae / Nepticulinae)
04.001 [B&F: 0118] Enteucha acetosae (Stainton, 1854)

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Na) on heathland, dry pastures, chalk downland and cliff-tops in parts of south-eastern England, rare elsewhere. Not recorded in recent years in Hampshire, where last recorded prior to 1992 at Longmoor in the north of the county, nor on the Isle of Wight, where last recorded in 1900. Wingspan 3-4 mm, Britain's smallest moth! More frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Sheep's Sorrel and Common Sorrel, over-wintering as a pupa. The mines are described in the following link:
leafmines.co.uk
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