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19.014 Acrolepia autumnitella Curtis,1838
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the larva can be seen mining, making large translucent blotches

Food Plant: Solanum dulcamara (Bittersweet),S.laciniatum (Kangaroo Apple), S.lycopersicum (Tomato), Solanum tuberosum (Potato), Atropa belladonna (Deadly nightshade)

Mine: June, September

Notes: Bittersweet is the usual plant for this miner. The mines are usually found in shaded places. The cocoon is usually amongst debris. Large translucent mines are made and there may be several mines in a leaf (as shown).

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 476

Data: 02.ix.04, Yardley Chase, Northants, VC32

Image:© David Manning

Recording category: 2 - Adult moths may be confused with other species.

Barden PJ (2023) Solanum laciniatum Aiton, Hort. Kew: A previously unrecorded foodplant of Acrolepia autumnitella (Curtis, 1838)(Lep.: Glyphipterigidae), Entomologist's Rec. . J. Var 135, 6 253-255

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