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Orchestes fagi (Linnaeus, 1758)
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the initial gallery is narrow

Food Plant: Fagus (beech)

Mine: Univoltine: early summer

Pupa: Inside the mine

Notes: The mine starts as a corridor at the midrib and ends in a blotch. (Formerly called Rhynchaenus fagi).

Data: Lancashire

Image:© Ian Kimber

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