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Rhamphus pulicarius (Herbst, 1795)
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larvae in mines


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 larva is seen at the end of each mine. Mine is on Betula sp.

Data: 30.viii.2014, Mol, (Antwerpen), Belgium

Image:© Carina Van Steenwinkel

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