Col:Curculionidae
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Orchestes iota (Fabricius, 1787)
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dorsal view
ventral view

 

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 and has turned white in the preservative used. The larval head is shown in dorsal (top ) and ventral view (bottom). A southern species in the UK.

Data: 14.vii.2008 ex mine 10.vi.2008, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Willem Ellis

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