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Tachyerges salicis (Linnaeus, 1758)
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ventral view
dorsal view
ventro-lateral view
ventro-lateral view


Food Plant: Salix spp. (Willow)

Egg: Underside of a leaf

Mine: late Spring and late Summer

Notes: Forms a blotch mine at a leaf tip and can distort the leaf. The mine may occupy half the leaf. The larva is yellow with a dark head and prothoracic and prosternal pigmenation (as shown). The top two photos show a ventral and dorsal view respectively.

Data:, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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