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Profenusa pygmaea (Klug, 1816)
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the early mine is whitish and has a twisted broad early gallery


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. Often pyriform. Widespread. As the mine ages it can appear as a large brown blotch

Image:© Tony Richardson

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