Col:Curculionidae
  home | mines | species | plants | mine-keys | links | search | updates | newsletters | contributing | books
Orchestes jota (Fabricius, 1787)
< back
dorsal view
ventral view
lateral 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 (as shown). A southern species in the UK.

Data: 10.vi.2008, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

sponsored by Pennine Books

www.leafmines.co.uk