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Profenusa pygmaea (Klug, 1816)
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the pale larva with some ventral spots is seen in the mine


Food Plant: Quercus (Oak)

Mine: Univoltine: summer

Pupa: Outside the mine

Notes: A large, whitish, upper surface blotch. The photo above shows the characteristic early twisted gallery. The mine illustrated is still developing and the larva has pale markings. Often pyriform. Widespread. As the mine ages it can appear as a large brown blotch

Data: 24.vi.2005, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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