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Scolioneura betuleti (Klug, 1816)
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the legs are ringed


Food Plant: Betula (Birch)

Mine: early Summer and Autumn

Pupa: outside the mine

Notes: A large blotch which is full depth and occupies a large proportion of the leaf. Note the fine grained frass. The three smaller ventral spots and dark legs on the larva can be seen in these photos. The pigmentation can vary from very little, to very dark in other larvae (as in the larva above).

Data: 18.x.2004, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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