Coptotriche marginea

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Coptotriche marginea
Emmetia marginea.JPG
Scientific classification
C. marginea
Binomial name
Coptotriche marginea
(Haworth, 1828)[1]
  • Tinea marginea Haworth, 1828
  • Tischeria marginea
  • Emmetia marginea

Coptotriche marginea is a moth of the family Tischeriidae. It is found in most of Europe.

A mined bramble leaf

The wingspan is 7–8 mm. Adults are brownish with a slight metallic sheen. Forewings ochreous-yellow; costa anteriorly narrowly, posteriorly broadly suffused with dark purplish-fuscous; termen suffused with dark purplish-fuscous; a dark fuscous tornal dot. Hindwings rather dark grey.[2]

They are on wing from May to June and again in August.[3]

The larvae feed on Rubus caesius, Rubus canescens, Rubus discolor, Rubus fruticosus, Rubus grabowskii, Rubus hypargyrus, Rubus idaeus, Rubus laciniatus, Rubus macrophyllus, Rubus nemorosus and Rubus saxatilis. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of a short corridor that widens into a long, elliptic blotch. The blotch is upper-surface and whitish to yellow-brown. The inside of the mine is lined with silk. The frass is ejected out of the mine through an opening in the underside of the mine. Pupation takes place within the mine in a pupa without a cocoon.[4] Larvae can be found in June and again from September to March.


  1. ^ Fauna Europaea
  2. ^ Meyrick, E., 1895 A Handbook of British Lepidoptera MacMillan, London pdf This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain. Keys and description
  3. ^ UKmoths
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