Col:Curculionidae
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Anoplus plantaris (Naezen 1794)
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the leaf distorts

 

Food Plant: Betula spp, (Birch)

Egg: Laid by the midrib

Mine: late spring

Notes: The full depth gallery starts by the midrib and distorts the leaf as it forms (as shown) . The leaf edge becomes brown. Widespread in the UK. Mine shown is on Betula pendula.

Data: 28.vi.2013, Meerhout, (Antwerpen), Belgium

Image:© Carina Van Steenwinkel

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