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Stemonocera cornuta (Scopoli, 1772)
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larva in mine


Food Plant: Eupatorium cannabinum (Hemp Agrimony):

Mine: August-October

Notes: Makes a long thin corridor, which leads to a blotch, which is usually at the tip of the leaf. This ringed part of the leaf, containing the blotch mine, which contains the larva (as shown), discolours and becomes yellow-green to brownish-red. Pupation is outside the mine. Mine shown on Eupatorium cannabinum

Data: 13.ix.2014, Furfooz, (Namen), Belgium

Image:© Carina van Steenwinkel

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