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Rhamphus oxyacanthae (Marsham, 1802)
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early mines

 

Food Plant: Crataegus (Hawthorn), Sorbus aucuparia (Rowan), Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn), Mespilus germanica (Medlar)

Mine: Univoltine: Autumn (over winters full grown in the mine).

Pupa: Outside the mine

Notes: Initially a small, roundish, upper surface blotch (as shown on Mespilus germanica), which enlarges as the mine matures. This is the first record on this host.

Data: 04.xi.2016, Brogdale, Kent, VC15

Image:© Tony Witts

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