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Orchestes iota (Fabricius, 1787)
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a flat mine

Food Plant: Alnus (Alder), Betula (Birch), Myrica gale (Bog Myrtle)

Mine: June to August

Pupa: Inside the leaf in a globular cocoon

Notes: The mine is rather flat and not inflated, unlike some other Orchestes species. The larva is yellow. The mine illustrated is on Myrica gale. A southern species in the UK

Data:, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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