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Orchestes quercus (Linnaeus, 1758)
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a funnel shaped mine is formed


Food Plant: Quercus (Oak)

Mine: Univoltine: early Summer.

Pupa: Inside the mine, in a spherical cocoon.

Notes: A gallery running from the mid-rib and developing into a full depth blotch at or towards the tip of the leaf. (Formerly called Rhynchaenus quercus).

An old mine is illustrated.

Data: 19.vii.2003, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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