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Rhamphus pulicarius (Herbst, 1795)
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larva in mine


Food Plant: Betula (Birch), Salix (Willow), Populus (Poplar)

Mine: August - October

Pupa: External to the mine

Notes: The larva over winters in the upper surface mine. There can be several mines in a leaf. A local species. The mine elongates and the latva is seen at the right end of the mine. Mine is on Salix sp.

Data: 04.xi.2012, Balen, (Antwerpen), Belgium

Image:© Carina Van Steenwinkel

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