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Rhamphus oxyacanthae (Marsham, 1802)
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the mine expands

 

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 Crataegus sp.).The squat larva can be seen in the mine (top right)

Data: 06.x.2014, Mol (Antwerpen), Belgium

Image:© Carina Van Steenwinkel

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