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Chirosia grossicauda Strobl, 1899
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the frond is curled into a ball at the tip


Food Plant: Pteridium aquilinum (Bracken), Elsewhere Dryopteris

Mine: August - October

Notes: The miner causes the pinna tip to curl downwards (as shown).

Data: 17.vii.2007, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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