Coptotriche marginea

Alt Name
Bordered Carl, Emmetia marginea

Wingspan 7 to 8 mm. The moths are small, indistinct brownish insects with a slight metallic sheen.


Around Bramble.

When to see it

Has two generations, the moths flying in May and June, and again in August.

Life History

The larvae mine the leaves of Bramble, creating a funnel-shaped blotch, the second generation feeding through the winter.

UK Status

A common species throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant). It may be under recorded due to its tiny size.

10.003 BF125

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map