Coleoptera: Curculionidae

Orchestes jota (Fabricius, 1787) < back | home

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.

Image: Rob Edmunds

Data: 14.vi.04, Fleet, Hants,VC12