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Fenella nigrita Westwood, 1839
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dorsal view
ventral view


Food Plant: Normally Potentilla reptans (Creeping cinquefoil) and Agrimonia (Agrimony) but also Rubus fructicosus (Bramble)

Mine: Bivoltine: summer & autumn.

Pupa: Outside the mine.

Notes: A full depth gallery-blotch. Often several in a leaf. Widespread. The ventral spots can be seen in the larva on the thoracic plates. The larva is a pale green, with a pale brown head.

Data: 12.vi.2006, from mines 29.v.2006, Langenlois, Lower Austria, Ewald Altenhofer

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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